Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Non-Believer Weaves Spiritual Stories in India

By Shailaja Tripathi
A work by K.G. Subramanyan on display.
INDIA---Mythology and its association with our lives continue to inform K.G. Subramanyan’s art, says Shailaja Tripathi. For all the mythology that has come to be an integral part of K.G. Subramanyan’s oeuvre, those not in the know, would be surprised to find that the artist is not a believer. “I am not a spiritual person either but I do feel that there is some special thing in all human beings. We have beastly power, which when channelled into positive directions, humans become humane. We made so many plans of channelling beast into non-beast but it didn’t work. So throw all these plans of being human and just be human,” says the artist who turned 90 this year in February. [link]