GOURI VEMULA

Gouri Vemula is a Master of Fine Arts – Print Making from Sarojini Naidu School of Arts, Hyderabad University, Hyderabad and a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. She has held 7 Solo Shows notably in 2012 – Kagitham Kalam Sera, India Fine Art Gallery, Mumbai, India; in 2012 – Kagitham Kalam Sera, India Fine Art Gallery, Mumbai, India; 2017 – Minaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. She has participated in numerous Group Shows including in 2019 – Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, India; in 2019 – National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India; and in 2020 – India Art Fair, Art Heritage Gallery, New Delhi, India. She is the recipient of several awards: In 2019 – National Award in Drawing at 60th National Exhibition of Art 2019, Lalit Kala Ackademi, New Delhi; in 2019 – National Award in Drawing at Prafulla Dahunkar Art Foundation, Mumbai, India; in 2016 – 75th All India Art Exhibition, Hyderabad Art Society; in 2016 – Batukamma Award at All India Painting Competition Dept. of Language and Culture, Govt. of Telangana; and in 2016 – Prafulla Dhanukar Award. Gouri Vemula graduated in graphics and is inspired to create an amazing imagery. The style of her work remains the same throughout her journey, with an ethereal feeling in monochromatic and the ancient relics with the pencil as a key for the overall mood. Her journey is to rediscover drawing, nature, landscape, humans, animals and experiences drawn from day to day life. Her work depicts the narrative incidents on the preliminary sketches with an impeccable study from the environment & experience. It captures the minute details about the world of intensive drawing correlating to the behavior of human and animal forms from the real and unreal world.

I enhance the images after capturing from nature and encompass fantasy depicting movement and emotions. Her strength is in modifying anatomy out of the imaginative and creative capacity by detailing and merging robust dramatic anatomy in every bit of the image, hence creating volume. She says, “I develop an identical style, an aesthetic intensive which is filled with dynamics of anatomy and creatively challenged, conscious choice, combined with an eye towards continuous spread throughout the frame on a variety of topics relevant to the field of drawing.”