is an artist who has been perfecting a less known form of
art. An adept young artist who has been acquiring newer
skills to use unconventional media.
S.Dhinakara Sundar a 28-year-old graduate of the College of
Arts and Crafts in the city has traversed the distance to
the land of rising sun, to pursue art. He has moved off the
beaten track even when he was pursuing his formal course.
Collography according to the artist was not something that
is usually opted for. It just turned out to be a challenge
for him and also the route to awards and to a Japanese
Government Fellowship programme for artists from abroad.
forte is to use materials like cloth, bits of leather,
cardboard, mats and so on, which are treated with some
materials and then used as medium for art prints. The
artist has also been perfecting such techniques as etching
on lotus leaves, which are treated with acidic water and
rendering smooth and translucent.
Painting on such things as old scan and X-ray films,
discarded compact discs and on lotus leaves is other
things, which engage his attention.
Among the fascinating works on the not-so-usual media that
Sunder uses is ``The Spiritual Centre’’ which presents a
landscape of spirit. His woodcuts dwell on dreams, emotions
and the seasons.
Ultimately the artist has one thing to say ``I have been
trying to transform traditional ideas to suit modern