The magical and mesmeric effects in this suite of works, depicting the sensational melodrama that strongly appeals to the emotions. The artist creates spellbinding art forms that fascinates the viewers and makes them to travel along with the plot of the concept.
The artist cum photographer wants the viewers to connect soulfully with the concept to discover the Differences in the “similarity”. Each creation is a curious amalgamation of conservative and contemporary work of art.
The spectator who walks across find the imagery will flaunting them with eerie transformations from one picture to another but retains similarities which comprises of Gothic attributes like the dark and intense ambiance, unusual atmosphere, black clothing, laces, long veils, smoke and candles.
The protagonist fulfills the artist’s ardor by her alluring features and countenance but still remaining an enigma to the viewer. ” The Melodrama of melting mesmerism”, the techniques and artistry occupied by L Ramachandran in terms of lights, shadow, reflection, ingenious makeover and art direction would tract the passer-by into world of mysteries.
Description of Melodrama:
Flowers are known for their fragrance and tenderness, candles for their light and alluring sweet incense. They both are characterized as a symbol of peace, positivity and energy. They are a sign of good vibrations that would set us up in the mood for love.
On the other hand, we fail to contemplate the sacrifices they both make. Flowers give up its life and makes the ambience admirable. A candle immolates itself to give light and casts off the darkness that surrounds. The candle melts shapeless if burnt and a displeasing odor spreads if we burn a flower.
With these features, the photographer correlates these elements with the inner fathomless emotions that women handle. Artist illustrates the enigmatic side that a woman, a tender elegant creature, would turn into when her soul is set on fire. Her vibrant colors change into darker shades as the fire fills her soul.
This set of conceptual creation clearly depicts the situation where independent women empower themselves to brave the negative influence of society, customs, violence, beliefs and superstitions and the circumstances that refuse them their freedom. These constraints set her spirit on fire and her “Shakti” frantically storms away the unpleasant energies around her.
To felicitate the evening the photography gallery inaugurated with the pictures clicked by Photographer L Ramachandran posed by Manju Shankar depicting or showcasing the Melodrama of Melting Mesmerism. We had a lot of other cinema celebrities and socialites who walked in to get the visual treat.