Young artist Sarah de Sousa Kammermeier is all set to host her fifth solo art exhibition ‘For Kerala’, from August 31, the proceeds of which will go for the Kerala flood victims. NT KURIOCITY spoke to the artist
CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT KURIOCITY
Over the past few weeks, flood hit Kerala has witnessed support pouring in, in different ways. And now young artist Sarah de Sousa Kammermeier is doing her little bit to help out in the best way she can, through art. Her solo art show ‘For Kerala’ will open on August 31 at Art Chamber, Calangute and will remain on view till September 5.
“While I was working towards having my solo art show in January 2019, following this calamity, my mother (Yolanda) suggested that it would be nice to help those affected and I agreed,” says Sarah. “While the paintings are not based on the recent Kerala flood, there are some works that are based on floods in general because I tend to watch a lot of movies which are based on floods and natural calamities which find their way into my art.” In all 40 works will be on display at the gallery.
Incidentally, this is Sarah’s fifth solo art show having first got into the art circuit in 2003 when Goan artist Anand Mohan Naik spotted her talent and selected five of her works to be showcased at an exhibition curated by him for a Mumbai NGO in aid of underprivileged children. Two of her works were sold here.
She then decided to aim for a solo art show and her first one which was an all abstracts work was showcased to a very close audience in 2005, which also happened to be the day she received her first Holy Communion. Her second solo art show was held in 2008 at Art Chamber featuring 15 watercolours and 15 photographs of Sarah. “I like modelling so there were quite a few photos of me in various poses. I dance as well so that too was showcased at the opening of the show,” she says. Following her participating in a group show (children of artists) in 2009, Sarah came out with her third solo show ‘A Movie World’ in 2011 which was based on various movies. Her fourth show titled ‘2012 to 2016’ was also of watercolours. I am not particular about the medium. I like to paint both in watercolours and acrylic as well. I also like to create works with paper and have a whole lot I wish I could show but someday I will,” she says.
Sarah is now scheduled to visit Japan where she has been invited to attend an international art camp as an accompanying artist later this year.
(The art exhibition ‘For Kerala’ will be held from August 31 till September 5 at Art Chamber, Calangute)