What is an eye institute doing with an art gallery? It could well be part of the treatment; this artist's work is a sight for sore eyes.
Surya Prakash is one of the city's best known artists. Earlier, his own Surya Art Gallery housed his and the works of other gifted and promising artists. But the gallery has closed down since, and now if you want to see his work, you have to make the trip to the Eye Institute. If you want to buy, however, you'll have to trust luck to be a lady. Not all of Surya Prakash's work on display is for sale.
But look around you, and you'll see why these canvases have been to so many exhibitions around the globe. The artist's earlier works have a surreal quality about them and a near-cubist Daliesque intensity. But the more recent Dreams Of Nature collection is mostly flowers and the like. This work has the colorful, vibrant quality of Claude Monet, to whose Water-Lilies Surya Prakash pays a homage with a water-color view of a pond from his home in Hyderabad.
Occasionally, the gallery also displays works of new and interesting artists, and unlike at other places, the exhibitions here stay on for at least a month.
This little gallery, in its own languid way, does its bit to make the city more of an art-lover's treat.