During all days of the Mela, there will be an art installation-cum-workshop for children by Sailesh B.O. from Cholamandal Artist Village. He will work directly at the square on his sculpture.
Be ready to get awed by an eight-feet sculpture made entirely with waste and paper maché, as it grows and takes shape over ten days of the Mela. A sensory experience, which will at the same time make you reflect on the connection between humans and nature.
Any work of art by an artist is a reflection of the artist’s mind. The artist is motivated to express his feelings through form and colours and he tries to achieve new dimensions to his creations on par with his mental attitude.
Shailesh’s works are in the realm of the mind, of feelings and human emotions. Abstract human forms reach out their hands to touch and feel what lies beyond…looking for someone to share their youthful passion and excitement with. As a very active artist, Shailesh is always on the move, exhibiting, participating in camps, taking workshops, doing collaborations in the UK, Bangalore, New Delhi and Chennai.
Shailesh also exhibited some solo installations at the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in Chennai. He has been profusely awarded and felicitated worldwide. His work can be found in many private, corporate and public collections.
Shailesh belongs to the artist community of the Cholamandel Village, which was established in 1966 by K.C.S. Panicker. It is the largest artists’ commune in India, whose artists are credited for the Madras Art Movement (1950s-1980s), which brought modernism to art in South India. Their work is widely recognised as some of the best art produced in post war India, and is shown regularly in galleries across the country. It has over twenty resident painters and sculptors, who live as a community and pool their skills.