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1st May – 15th June 2008
Three young, inspiring artists from South India


Re-Opening Party
The Noble Sage Art Gallery

Thursday 1st May 2008
7.30 – 9.30pm

Speeches at 8pm

After a successful run off Trafalgar Square, The Noble Sage is delighted to re-open ‘Trilogy 2008’ for those who missed it at its very own gallery in N2. This show is the follow-up exhibition of one of the most fascinating artist teams working in South India today. Trilogy is made up of K. Benitha Perciyal, M. Siva and N. Prasannakumar, together a dynamic group of young artists that are turning the heads of art lovers in South India. All three artists will be attending the Party on the 1st May and will be ready to answer any questions you have about their art.

Already highly sought-after at the age of 30, K. Benitha Perciyal is a talented mixed media painter whose skill and imagination is at once striking and impressive. Her earlier work was a notably dark experience for the viewer. They were psychological, often autobiographical portraits that exposed her deepest anxieties. Today her explorations of her self are articulated in a much softer fashion. She uses the materiality of her mediums to bring a sensation of familiarity for the viewer. Colours and textures exude a new welcoming aspect in their choice and execution. The process of her art is arduous; her interest now being to work solely with naturally-born media (soil, cardamom, saffron, ground leaves etc) on naturally-made materials such as handmade paper or other surfaces and fabrics she collects. Her works have a purity and sincerity to them that is unmistakeable.

M. Siva comes from a family of traditional folk dramatists, his famous grandfather having a definitive impact on him and the formation of his artistic idiom. On the back of the first highly successful Trilogy show in Chennai, Siva’s work has taken many leaps forward. His surreal dreamscape paintings have developed to become more deeply self-exploratory, describing further his relationship to those around him, his past, present and future. His palette has altogether deepened in tone, allowing the viewer’s experience of his motifs to be subtle and profound. (continued in attached press release…)


TRILOGY 2008 - Re-Opening Party
Thursday 1st May 2008, 7.30-9.30pm
Speeches at 8pm
Special Press Viewing at 6pm
Venue: The Noble Sage Art Gallery, 2A Fortis Green, London N2 9EL

Exhibition Listings
Trilogy 2008 – Three young, inspiring artists from South India
(exhibition catalogue available)
Featured artists: K. Benitha Perciyal, M. Siva and N. Prasannakumar
Exhibition Dates: 1st May – 15th June 2008
Price Range: £800-£1500

The Noble Sage is open Wednesday to Friday 11-7.30pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-5pm. The gallery is free to enter and open to all.

Public and Media Enquires

If you have any further enquiries about the exhibition, please contact Jana Manuelpillai (Director) via email on For further information about The Noble Sage Art Gallery, please visit Images of works in the exhibition are available for press use on request

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