Exhibition at ‘ART at the schoolhouse Gallery’

West Meets East Platinum Photography by Clevelander Herb Ascherman and Kerala (India)photographer Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal               Featuring the work of the renowned Cleveland photographer Herb Ascherman and internationally exhibited Indian photographer Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, this exhibition highlights a range of subject matters from Herb’s series of landscapes from the Forest at Fontainbleu and 19th Century style Flower Arrangements to Unni’s surrealistic and abstract imagery captured in India. Rendered in classic platinum, both photographer’s work takes on ethereal qualities of light and depth not seen in any other photographic medium. Through the Platinum process, the …

‘West Meets East’ at Loftworks Gallery

Herb Ascherman and Unni Krishnan Pulikkal Platinum Photographers from Cleveland and Kerala (India) Opening Friday, August 3rd 6:00 pm Exhibition from August 4th – September 1st 2018               Featuring the work of the renowned Cleveland photographer Herb Ascherman and internationally exhibited Indian photographer Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, this exhibition highlights a range of subject matters from Herb’s series of landscapes from the Forest at Fontainbleu and 19th Century style Flower Arrangements to Unni’s surrealistic and abstract imagery captured in India. Rendered in classic platinum, both photographer’s work takes on ethereal qualities of light and depth …

Review by Madhyamam Annual Edition 2018

By Seema Suresh/ August 2018/ Madhyamam Annual Edition 2018 അതൊരു  യാത്രയായിരുന്നു  … കാലാന്തരങ്ങളിലൂടേയുള്ള  യാത്ര … മുഖങ്ങളിൽ  നിന്ന്  മുഖങ്ങളിലേക്കുള്ള  യാത്ര …. പൂമ്പാറ്റകളെ തേടി ക്യാമെറയുമായ് കാട്ടിലേക്ക്  പോയൊരാൾ  എത്തി  ചേർന്നത്  ആദിവാസി ഊരിലേക്കായിരുന്നു … ഡോക്ടർ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണൻ പുളിക്കൽ ….അവിചാരിതമായ ആ  യാത്രയിൽ കണ്ട മുഖങ്ങളിൽ അദ്ദേഹം ഒന്ന്  തിരിച്ചറിഞ്ഞു .. കാട്ടിലെ  ഈ ജീവിതങ്ങളെ   നാടറിയണം …അവരുടെ ജീവിത രീതികൾ ..അവരുടെ ആചാരങ്ങൾ ,അവരുടെ  സന്തോഷങ്ങൾ  എല്ലാം  നമ്മുടേത്  കൂടിയാകണം … അങ്ങനെ  തൃശൂർ ജില്ലയിലെ വെള്ളിക്കുളങ്ങര വനപ്രാന്തത്തിലെ  ആനപ്പാന്തം  കാടർ ആദിവാസി  സമുദായത്തിലെ  ഊര്,  ഡോക്യുമെന്റ്  ചെയ്തു തുടങ്ങി. അന്ന് പതിനഞ്ച് കുടുംബങ്ങളാണ് ഊരിൽ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നത് ..1999  ഇൽ ഡോക്ടർ ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്‌ണൻ  പുളിക്കലും  അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്റെ  സുഹൃത്തും  ഗുരുതുല്യനുമായ  ഹെർബെർട്  ആഷർമെൻ മായ്  ചേർന്ന്  ഈ  പ്രൊജക്റ്റ്  ആരംഭിച്ചു ” faces  of  forest “..അന്ന്  മുതൽ  വിവിധ  വര്ഷങ്ങളിലായ്  ഇരുവരും …

Review by The New Indian Express

Dr.Unni Pulikkal is one of the few to use a large-format field camera By Anna Binoy Express News Service KOCHI: Ever seen those old cameras? The large-format field camera in which the photographer goes behind a dark piece of cloth to click? They are a thing of the past. Or are they? To make introductions brief, Thrissur native Dr Unnikrishnan Pulikkal is one of the limited numbers of people using it. And, no. He is not stuck in the old times. Unnikrishnan is probably the only photographer in the country to do conceptual photography using the large-format field camera. “After clicking, one …

REVIEW BY THE HINDU (INDIA’S NATIONAL NEWS PAPER SINCE 1878)

By Priyadarshini  S. / August 2, 2018 “Art Returns, a programme that takes art back to the community, reconnects through photo archives with the forest people of Anappantham, before and after a landslip changed their lives.” It was chasing the chocolate albatross, the delicate white and yellow butterfly, that led Unni Pulikkal reach deep into the forests of Anappantham. Training his camera, while in search of the evasive winged creatures, he often found himself among the dense jungles of Vellikulangara Reserve Forest, off Thrissur. It was on those trails, undertaken as part of a project to photograph and document butterflies …

PHOTOGRAPHIC DIPTYCHS – A Cultural Study

  Descriptive Title A visual research on the influence of education, cultural background and Exposure to fine arts on how individuals perceive and interpret singular or juxtaposed photographic imagery. Background The word Diptych comes from two Greek words ‘di’, meaning two, and ‘tyche’, meaning fold. Basically a diptych is any two flat objects attached at a hinge. The word was first used in 1622* (Merriam-Webster) even though Ivory Notebook Diptychs were in prevalence right from the 6th Century Rome. Diptych paintings were common in the medieval period. Altar pieces in diptych, triptych and polyptych  formats were  also prevalent in many …

‘Open Origins – Open Ends’, Exhibition of photography curated by Unni Pulikkal S.

The path-breaking exhibition of photography organized by PHOTOMUSE – The Museum of Photography opened at Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy, Thrissur, The show titled ‘Open Origins – Open Ends’ features 40 photographs by 40 Kerala-born photographers living around the Nation and the middle-east. The specialty of the show is the exquisite display in which the elegantly framed pictures have been grouped into 12 separate installations representing 12 concepts, each one being presented on 12 walls of the gallery. The unique display has already received much acclaim from the viewers as well as from the critic and art historian Vijayakumar Menon who …

Unni Pulikkal WORKSHOP IN MUSCAT

Hello friends, Delighted to share the news that I am visiting Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, from 24th to 28th November, 2015, to do a workshop on ‘Understanding Composition & Natural Light’ for an esteemed group of photographers of ‘FSO Muscat’. Looking forward to it! Happiness to you! unni

Tasveer Journal Review: To her Fair Works did Nature Link the Human Soul

TO HER FAIR WORKS DID NATURE LINK THE HUMAN SOUL:  by Shilpa Vijayakrishnan / TASVEER JOURNAL “I believe in beauty. I believe in stones and water, air and soil, people and their future and their fate.” – Ansel Adams The idea of nature as the ultimate canvas, upon which unfathomable beauty is etched, is one that has engaged the interest and exercised the imagination of numerous artists over the centuries. From Grecian and Roman frescoes, to Chinese ink painting conventions, through the lineage of Western landscape painting to photography – the depiction of natural scenery, with all its varieties and in all …