By Archana Sonti (Artist)
Talent, Skill, Creativity—all in one, makes the Sculptor M.Srinivasa Rao. Trained in traditional temple sculpture in his early education at Tirupathi and reading the history books on temple sculpture, related mythological stories as part not only of his curriculum but out of his personal interest, contributed to the making of his art. These mythological characters, images, iconography, symbols, forms still influence Srinivas but he presents these to express his modern day concepts of new technology and contemporary city life style amalgamating both and bringing new visual language, sometimes in a conscious effort and Sometimes with a subconscious manner. Traditional sculptures are geometrical and are mathematical but his are free flowing and also negating the detail design aspects of traditional sculptures, he has simplified the form and the lines in his sculptures to bring his own personalized form and concept. He says ’Indian Sculptures and art has always been surrealist, so it has a natural influence in my work.