AP Shreethar is a renowned artist, actor, and producer. He is known for his effort in the movie Andhra mess (2015), an Indian Tamil film. The film featured a new cast. The most notable actor on the team, AP Shreethar, debuted in the movie industry in a negative character, with this film.
For the role, he trained himself in a 15-day acting workshop organized by the film director and a well-known theatre group Koothu-P-Pattarai. The playhouse has its base at Chennai, Tamil Nadu in South India. Shreethar said that he was never keen on entering the acting field.
He said that he was happy enjoying the limelight that painting gave him, but upon listening to the script of the film from the director (Jai), he was interested in doing the role. The actor is well known for his artworks. He is acknowledged for introducing the giclée painting in India.
This artist, in fact, started painting at the early age of 8 years. His first success was when he was awarded the Mother Teresa award for the USSR festival in India, securing second place state wise. His mother is a housewife, and his father is a lawyer.
In an interview, he said that when he described his prospective career choice as an artist and his passion towards art to his parents, they had no problem with it, and instead supported him. The painting style is also known as Trompe-l’oeil, a French word for Deceive the Eye. A.P. considers that a painting is incomplete without the viewers.
He also gave importance to the fact that he chose 3D artwork over 2D because of the uniqueness that is provided by 3D art. 3D makes each work look different from the other when viewed from a different perspective.
This type of artwork originated in the Baroque period and is famous because of its perspective illusion. For instance, Greeks and Romans are known to use Trompe-l’oeil to depict a window, hallways, etc. intended to suggest a larger room.
Practicing this unique art form for three and a half years, Shreethar has been a part of many shows abroad. An important task is enacted by shadows and lighting surrounding the painting. For instance, in the first trick museum in India, located in Chennai, visitors can take a selfie with a monkey or go surfing in the sea.
So far, AP Shreethar has successfully set up 19 museums worldwide. He wishes to complete 100 galleries worldwide within a year. The click art museum at Chennai currently has 24 optical illusions, and it is stated to be the pioneer of its type.