The paintings and collages are pointers to the great passion of Mohan Varma and Jayaprakash, who had braved all odds to flourish beyond their speech and hearing disabilities over the years of their existence in a silent world.
They had aptly titled it ‘Shades of Silence’, a painting exhibition which began at Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery at Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan on Monday under the aegis of Alliance Group and SignTv, a city-based online news channel for the deaf. And, the duo opted to borrow the voice of Mohan’s son Amit to elaborate on their works on display.
“This collage of a village was made with paper cuttings from past editions of a vernacular magazine. It took me two months to complete it, but I loved doing it,” Mohan said pointing at the collage christened ‘My Village’, and the sparkle that flashed across the 73-year-old’s visage was a testimony to his great passion for the art.