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An artist’s pride: Bhanu with his art pieces at the art exhibition at MAA@KL Sentral Artspace. Directly behind him (top left) is his art piece called ‘Himalaya 11’, which was inspired by Vincent van Gogh. According to Bhanu, three trees are a common theme in van Gogh’s works.
IF GIVEN a second chance, Bhanu Achan would not be anything but an artist.
The 64-year-old said being an artist gave him a sense of satisfaction.
“Although I have endured hardships in life as an artist, including financially, I would never choose anything else,” he said at the launch of an art exhibition by him and
young contemporary artists at MAA@KL Sentral ArtSpace recently.
Bhanu loved his paints and brushes so much that he gave up studying medicine.
“My family encouraged me to be a doctor. My parents were the sort who wanted their children to be professionals such as doctors and lawyers,” he said.
The father of two boys said he took up
architecture instead, thinking it was the closest to art.
“However, it was too technical so I left after my first year,” he said, adding that his work “speaks for itself.”
“My messages are obvious. It is what it is,” he said.
He added that his paintings always came as a surprise to him.
“I never know what will come out at the end of the day,” he said.
Thirty of his paintings and drawings are on display at MAA@KL Sentral ArtSpace until the end of October.
Bhanu said his favourite piece is called “Lost in the Midst”.
“I was just pouring paint and it came out as an interesting composition of greenery, mountains and morning mist,” he said.
When asked about the natural themes and colours in his paintings, Bhanu said people who lived close to nature usually lived longer.
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