Date(s) - 11/11/2015 - 29/11/2015
Alliance Française de Trivandrum
Recent works of Austin Konchira: Exhibition of paintings , from 12- 30 November, 2015 at Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on 12 November at 5.30pm.
Works of Austin Konchira are a venture to explore the no man’s land that divides the land, life
and even the mind . They are the inevitable outcome of the artist’s wish to express himself on canvas and his perceptions are undeniably influenced by native as well as foreign cultural scenarios.
Born in 1950 at Trivandrum (Kerala, South India), Austin Konchira has had an active involvement in art from as early as 1980. A post graduate in History, he has worked as a Professor in several Government colleges in Kerala before he took voluntary retirement from service in 2004 from University College, Trivandrum. Although his formal art education at the Trivandrum Fine Arts College lasted only for short while, Austin resumed his training under the instruction of artist Mahindra, a renowned painter in Kerala, and later became a full time artist himself. During his career, Austin has participated in several group shows as well as solo exhibitions. Starting from 1982, he has conducted about 18 solo exhibitions in the major cities of India (including Calcutta, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Banglore and Visakh) as well as Holland.