Artist and sculptor G. Sunilkumar dead
Artist and sculptor G.Sunilkumar, who was lively within the Radical Painters and Sculptors Association within the Eighties, handed away right here on Wednesday following COVID-19-related well being issues. He was 61.
A resident of Kovalam, his works mirrored the lives and landscapes of coastal areas. Some of his notable works within the later years had been on stained glass.
In the Eighties, as a pupil on the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, he turned part of the unconventional group, a proletarian artwork motion that eschewed the present visible types, that created ripples within the artwork world throughout the nation.
“Sunilkumar was a dedicated art student during those days. He was active in the radical group. He used to be mentally very alert observing the world around him to make it reflect in his art. Unlike many other artists, he was concerned about society as a whole. He was of the opinion that artists should not be idle, but remain active. With a wish to help other artists, he set up an art gallery at Kovalam too,” says sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman, who used to show at Fine Arts College.
Kunhiraman remembers that the unconventional motion caused optimistic adjustments within the school too, as protests towards the insurance policies of the administration had been additionally a part of the group’s issues together with their experiments in artwork.
A.S. Sajith, former Principal of the College of Fine Arts, remembers the exhibitions Sunilkumar used to organise at his gallery in Kovalam. “His sketches are notable for the powerful lines he employed,” says Sajith.
Sunilkumar had later labored as an artwork trainer on the College of Fine Arts, the College of Architecture, Thiruvananthapuram, and the RLV College of Fine Arts, Thripunithura.