His mural artwork showcased at the ongoing Kochi Muziris Biennale at Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi is so impressive that even Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan spent a few minutes with the artist, P K Sadanandan.
The artist is one of the leading proponents of Kerala mural art. Sadanandan’s 50-ft wide and 10-¼ ft high piece titled 12 Stories (of the 12 Progeny) tells tales from the Parayi Petta Panthiru Kulam, a Kerala legend about 12 kulams (families born to the Parayi or women of the ‘pariah’ caste).
“Here is one such story of Varaduji, a Brahmin scholar,” says Sadanandan. “On a pilgrimage, he stopped near the banks of the Bharatapuzha river in Kerala, where he saw a house and decided to rest there.” There he came across a beautiful girl and married her. When he came to know she wasn’t a Brahmin but a Parayi, he was expelled from his community................Read more
Source: The New Indian Express