Chippa Sudhakar executes his fantasies on wood, combining the art of laying colour, with that of carving. A childhood spent in rural areas, and his present residence in a farmhouse studio in Hyderabad, in Andhra Pradesh, have had an impact on his work, as a result of which, his paintings have a distinct touch of folk art.
Primarily based on the intricate relationship patterns between men and women, Sudhakar’s paintings attempt to explore the nuances of these subtle links. Another of his favourite subjects is a dream; water too is an ever-present factor, in the form of rain, streams, boats and fish, a faithful recreation of the reality of village life. Because of the nature of the material he works with, Sudhakar uses natural colours whenever possible. Sepia, ochre, black and beige, in acrylic, are the dominant hues utilised to paint out the figures that he fashions from the plank itself. Metals, such as copper attached with wires, provide a contrasting element of colour as well as texture, relieving the eye from the preponderance of wood.