With a brush of hope, artist depends on sale of paintings for kidney transplant
Kozhikode: A talented artist is depending on the sale of his paintings to raise funds to undergo kidney transplant for the second time.
“I have always loved painting and now my love for the art is helping me save my life,” said the struggling artist Vikas Koroor. An exhibition of Vikas’s paintings is ongoing till the end of June.
Around 20 works, including murals, oil paints and water colors are displayed in the art gallery. Vikas is depending on the sale of his paintings to undergo a transplant and survive after a second kidney failure.
The man who opened the pathway of drawing to many young artists for almost 11 years is now struggling to live. From 2008, Vikas is known in the area of painting for his unique ideas and creations. He learned mural paintings from Pookkad Kalalayam and also runs an art school at Thondayad named Agora. Vikas teaches mural painting, water color painting, oil painting and acrylic painting. A native of Thottada in Kannur, Vikas resides in Kozhikode and is unmarried.
Vikas is in desperate search for a suitable kidney. But there are challenges for the donor kidney to match as Vikas’s kidney failed for the second time. He is looking forward for helping hands as several lakhs of rupees are required for the surgery. The first surgery was a failure due to careless attitude of the hospital, Vikas alleged.
Vikas’s paintings are mainly concentrated on gods, nature and people portraits. “I was very interested in trying something new with my own creations rather than copying others work. This job is the only way for my survival as I belong to a poor background,” says Vikas.
Vikas's exhibitions are organized in Kozhikode, Kannur and Bangalore for fund raising.