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Seshadri Sreenivasan
( India )

Design; Drawing; Painting; Sculpture



Title   Slumdog Millionaire
Artist   Seshadri Sreenivasan

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Original size  55x76cms (22x30in)

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Slumdog Millionaire,set and filmed in India is a 2008 British film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and co-directed in India by Loveleen Tandan. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards in 2009 and won eight, the most for any film of 2008,

It is not a film about poverty. In its heart is the (slum) people's massive spirit and massive determination to overcome terrible troubles. ‘Slumdog Millionaire' is a fairytale. The title of the film is only a "metaphor"."

The Theme "Slumdog Millionaire" is a constant challenge because its infinite variety invites infinitude of interpretations. I have tried to balance the painting, although it may seem uncomfortable at times, permeates my works; soft colors and symmetrical compositions are opposed by harsh manipulation of colours . In a large scale sense, these pieces are metaphors of the relationship between haves and have-nots. They reflect the balance / out of balance dilemma of contemporary survival. Balancing the discordant themes of chaos against order creates a kind of visual melody. I have obtusely shown the (8) Oscar winners flying to grab the ever enchanting Oscar casting its magical spell in the Land of opportunities! They start from the slums, fly over the high rises, over the fields, oceans for reaching the dreamland! Against all odds!!

I have painted images which are symbolic and at different planes-horizontal, vertical etc. These are meant to be different levels of existance. It may be applicable to India or to anywhere in the world.The basic human emotions are the same to whichever race one belongs to, same ambitions, same aspirations. But at different levels or planes. Oscar is shown in a bubble. And bubbles burst sooner than later! And many dreams are shattered.And many dreams become realty!

Just close your eyes and let go your imagination fly high!!




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