KANAKAVALLI VIGNETTES - THOTA THARRANI GUEST CURATES
Kanakavalli’s January Vignette, Thota Tharrani, needs no introduction. An award-winning artist and art director who has effortlessly straddled the worlds of fine art and film, Thota Tharrani’s career has spanned over five decades. His paintings have travelled to over seventy exhibitions around the world while he has art directed close to two hundred feature films. In this conversation, Thota Tharrani takes us back in time to his childhood; a time of joy and discovery, as he lost himself in the music of symphonies, accompanied his father to film sets and soaked in the beauty of the exquisite kolams drawn outside his home. His deep love for music, film and design continue to inform his sensibilities today. Finding inspiration in everything—from a ribbon in the wind to the beauty of language and script—Thota Tharrani weaves magic with visuals, transporting the viewer in time and place with his powerful paintings and set designs. For him, there is beauty everywhere, and the kanjivaram weave is the epitome of elegance and simplicity.
Pausing to browse through the Kanakavalli repertoire, Thota Tharrani curates a selection of saris and menswear that celebrate his love for colour and form, elegance and beauty. Read the entire conversation on the blog, and shop the curation right here.