Art can be an expression and reflection at the same time. An artist paints, sketches or sculpts, inspired by the world around him. But ultimately, it is all about finding beauty in the ordinary, making use of the unused, and creating meaning in the absurd.
The exhibition called "66 Books-Carnival of the Bold" (Artists for Social Change) was held at Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy, Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi, India from January 2nd - 8th, 2020. Young artist Samuel John Joshy brought together elements of the creation story, nature and politics through pen and ink sketches, installations and paintings. Works of Samuel’s father, Joshy John were also displayed.
This event also displayed several paintings and installations based on the confusions regarding the controversial Constitutional Amendment Act. In response to CAA Joshy says, "I don’t see the point in segregating people according to their differences when creation in totality has just one source. Everything from nature to humans- to my talent and the technology I use, is from God and His creation.”
Our aim is to beautify the city by highlighting the unique talents among us through which Godly values are championed, holistic developments are inspired and the true beauty of people, culture and places of this renowned city.