Dual personalities shown with cartoons by Jayaram Udupa
By Staff Reporter | Published: September 05 2010
Jayaram Udupa a self taught Cartoonist from Udupi, brings out dual persoanlities in people and politicians with the expression of his caricatures. His works will b eon display until September 18, at the Indian Cartoon Gallery.
SM Krishna and Menaka Gandhi by Jayaram Udupa
“Cartoonists are inspired by the duality in nature, man in particular” said Jayaram Udupa at the inauguration of an exhibition of his cartoons and comic installations. “Making a cartoon which brings out this duality in nature – good and bad, life and death and war and death – is a challenge, and it is this challenge that keeps me perpetually inspired!” he added.
Jayaram Udupa is a self taught cartoonist hailing Balkur, a small village in Kundapur of Udupi district. Jayaram started his career as a freelance cartoonist with publications in Bangalore in 1990. Over 1000 caricatures/ cartoons of his have been published in various publications in India. His works have been selected for various international carton exhibitions. He has also won prizes in national and international cartoon contests.
He is an engineer by profession working in Bangalore. His caricatures and cartoons have been published in Indian Express, Deccan Herald, The Times of India, Kannada Prabha, Sudha, Taranga etc. He has won many prizes in International cartoon contests. His cartoons have been selected for the exhibitions at Iran, Portugal, Turkey, South Korea.
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“A modern day cartoonist has to work hard to cut through the clutter and make an impact on the present day audience. This inspired me to take to making comic installations,” said Jayaram Udupa.
Dr Nalluru Prasad, President, Kannada Sahitya Parishath, inaugurated the exhibition. “For any cartoon to be effective, being able to communicate the message in a humorous and gentle way is important. Udupa does this effectively through his cartoons!” Dr Nalluru Prasad complimented.
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“This is the first exhibition of comic installations at the gallery” said V G Narendra, Managing Trustee of the Indian Institute of Cartoonists. “I am sure that the visitors are going to find these to be a novel and humourous way of bring out the duality in nature.”
About 100 selected cartoons and comic installations of Jayaram Udupa are on display at the exhibition. The exhibition will be on for public till Spetember 18, 2010 at The Indian Cartoon Gallery, No 1 Midford Gardens, Behind Big Kids Kemp, Off MG Road, Bangalore- 1, except on Sundays.