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Chennai, India 0 Followers

About Artist

Born in chennai 1955, Viswakarma goldsmith family. First class diploma in fine arts & crafts, Chennai,1979. Member cholomandal artist village AWA, Own studio cum residence - 2/148,cholomandal artist village.chennai, I...

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Born in chennai 1955, Viswakarma goldsmith family. First class diploma in fine arts & crafts, Chennai,1979. Member cholomandal artist village AWA, Own studio cum residence - 2/148,cholomandal artist village.chennai, India. Past 30 years Working as incharge painting and ceramic studio, under Lalit Kala Akademi(Govt of India) Regional centre, Chennai.

A birds eye view of the place where I was born and brought up chintadripet was the prime source of inspiration for me to start a series on aerial view in graphic prints and paintings.

Slowly my visual concepts shifted to my immediate surroundings. The people around me, the day to day life incidents the nature-birds, trees, sun, fish anything gained importance for day to day life incidents the nature-birds, trees, sun, fish anything gained importance for my imagination. This stage saw the beginning of my search for the third dimension in my surroundings which resulted in Terracotta and Stone sculptures titled 'Mystic Heads'. The familiar and the ordinary were expressed in the abstract idiom thought the creation of sense of movement within my sculptures. But the monotone shades of the medium-terracotta and stone, produced a feeling of restlessness and monotony within me. The need to bring out the colorful world in me, led me to experiment with ceramics.

Though colorful, the fragile nature of the medium made the creations seem to be of impermanent nature. I needed the feel of permanence and strength in the medium, so I began to work copper sheet metal and enameling.

This constant exploration and experimentation with various mediums has in a way enable d me to break the boundaries of visual representations and limitations set by the very mediums that I used. Thus representing the human figure-man or woman interlinked with nature, found a freedom of expression made possible through the various mediums I employed. Just as the medium did not restrict me from expressing my self so should my compositions not be bound within a frame work of particular philosophy of thought or ideology.

My compositions are the reflections of life the constant shift of human emotions, the constant change in life, the constant movement in life. The craftsman ship that goes into bringing these moments alive, this makes The compositions a work of art. To me art and craft are not two separate entitles. It is craft that elevates the expression of soul to art. What I feel and I thought, mind commands hands to do create art. This thirst for artistic expression even today remains unquenched with me and will never be quenched.

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  • About Artist

    Born in chennai 1955, Viswakarma goldsmith family. First class diploma in fine arts & crafts, Chennai,1979. Member cholomandal artist village AWA, Own studio cum residence - 2/148,cholomandal artist village.chennai, India. Past 30 years Working as incharge painting and ceramic studio, under Lalit Kala Akademi(Govt of India) Regional centre, Chennai.

    A birds eye view of the place where I was born and brought up chintadripet was the prime source of inspiration for me to start a series on aerial view in graphic prints and paintings.

    Slowly my visual concepts shifted to my immediate surroundings. The people around me, the day to day life incidents the nature-birds, trees, sun, fish anything gained importance for day to day life incidents the nature-birds, trees, sun, fish anything gained importance for my imagination. This stage saw the beginning of my search for the third dimension in my surroundings which resulted in Terracotta and Stone sculptures titled 'Mystic Heads'. The familiar and the ordinary were expressed in the abstract idiom thought the creation of sense of movement within my sculptures. But the monotone shades of the medium-terracotta and stone, produced a feeling of restlessness and monotony within me. The need to bring out the colorful world in me, led me to experiment with ceramics.

    Though colorful, the fragile nature of the medium made the creations seem to be of impermanent nature. I needed the feel of permanence and strength in the medium, so I began to work copper sheet metal and enameling.

    This constant exploration and experimentation with various mediums has in a way enable d me to break the boundaries of visual representations and limitations set by the very mediums that I used. Thus representing the human figure-man or woman interlinked with nature, found a freedom of expression made possible through the various mediums I employed. Just as the medium did not restrict me from expressing my self so should my compositions not be bound within a frame work of particular philosophy of thought or ideology.

    My compositions are the reflections of life the constant shift of human emotions, the constant change in life, the constant movement in life. The craftsman ship that goes into bringing these moments alive, this makes The compositions a work of art. To me art and craft are not two separate entitles. It is craft that elevates the expression of soul to art. What I feel and I thought, mind commands hands to do create art. This thirst for artistic expression even today remains unquenched with me and will never be quenched.

  • Award & Recognition

    AWARDS: 2001 – 43rd national akademi award at Bangalore, by LKA new delhi- 2000 Lalit kala akademi sponsor award through state akademi- 1980 and 1991 State Akademi award- 1990, 34th National akademi honorable mention award at Lucknow- 1978 Academy of fine arts award kolkatha- 1976Association of young painters award.

    Scholarships : 1991 to 99 Senior fellowship, 1992 to 95 Junior fellowship From Govt of India MHRD new delhi- 1978 to 79 State Akademi Schlorship; 1976 to 77 Victoria technical institure, Chennai.

    Invitation Camp: 2006 Painters camp in jindal centre at Mumbai by kanniyappan art residency- 2001 10th Triennale international ceramic camp at garhi studio by LKA new delhi- 2001 terracotta demonstration at De Lawrence school at Ooty- 1998 South zone culture centre, Thanjavur ceramic - 1995 Kerala nirmathi Kendra, All India sculptors camp at kerala- 1995 Tamil nadu state akademi terracotta camp at kumbakonam- 1992 All India ceramic artist camp at garhi studio by LKA new delhi-1992 All India artist stone carving camp at Gulburga by LKA new delhi- 1990 Southern regional camp by LKA at Gulburga- 1989 Terracotta workshop at Hydrabad by Gaurav- 1987 South zone culture centre artist camp at LKA Chennai- 1986 Traditional ceramic camp by SISP at LKA Chennai- 1986 Terracotta workshop at Puducherry- 1983 Painters camp at Ooty by State akademi- Group X3 print making workshop at LKA chennai by British council division – 1978 State akademi graphic workshop at Govt college of arts and crafts by state akademi.

    Invitation exhibitions: 2005 Resonance Exhibition by LKA new delhi- 2005 Swarna rekha 50 years of national award winners exhibition new delhi- 2001 Shri dhanapal retrospective show by LKA at Chennai- 1997 Human form and art 50 years of independence by LKA Chennai- 1996 Values art foundation, Emotion in madras exhibition- 1996 Vinayasa art gallery inaugural show- 1995 International biennale, Bharat bhavan Bhopal- 1992 Contemporary Indian ceramic by British council division and LKA at new delhi and Chennai-1991 7th Triennale international exhibition at new delhi- 1989 Creative craft of India at Jehangir art gasllery, mumbai- 1993 to 1994 Regional art exhibition by LKA Chennai.

    Collections; National gallery of modern art new delhi, Copper relief enamelling and ceramic panel- National akademi of art new delhi, Granite sculpture and copper enameling - Frank Fisher Hongkong Yau kan company ltd, copper sculpture- Noble saga gallery UK painting- Painting commission of Thiruvalluvar thirukural by state govt- Ms status infin (India ) pvt ltd, hydrabad, Granite sculpture- Mrs Dolly khanna of MICO Copper reliefs and sculpture Chennai- Garhi studio LKA new delhi ceramic sculpture- Mrs Madhu lambe new delhi, painting- Mrs Sumitra caur, Mumbai, painting- Mrs Bala subramaniam, Mumbai, painting- Dhoomimal art gallery new delhi, paintings & ceramics- Chennai museum painting and copper relief – - Mr John Lynch, cookeys biscuits, copper sculptures- Mr Agarwal Transport corporation of India, Bangalore, copper relief enamelling, and ceramic tiles for Bhorukha aluminium ltd, Mysore- Ceramic murals: for South zone cultural centre, Thanjavur, Dr. Vijaya rangarajan, t. nagar, Chennai. M/s Tiles and marbles for jayachandrasn , gumidipundi, Chennai. M/s Sembawang shriram integrated pvt, ltd, Chennai. Chaitanya builders, Chennai. Coramandal interior for IIT auditorium, Chennai. Mr. deenadayalan (Vijay associates) K.K. nagar, Chennai. Mrs. Usha chandrasekaran, Olive beach , Injambakkam, Chennai,- SZCC, Thanjavur, ceramic sculpture- State akademi, Chennai, Painting and copper relief- - Mrs. Shukula Chennai, copper relief, ceramic and terracottas-- Mr. Darwala, Sarala art centre Chennai ceramic- Copper reliefs; Mrs. Rajam subramanium, Chennai- Shri S.M.Krishna Governer of Mumbai- M/S Rajiv khasi & associates - Bombay art society, Mumbai, - Simplex projects ltd, Kolkata, - Mr Amarnath Bangalore- Ajait rai, Ara, Bangalore – Mr Earnest Chennai- Dr. Mrs Rajani arumugam, Chennai, - Vinayasa art gallery, chennai, - Mr. K.K. Ravi, ITC, Chennai,- Mrs. Mala , Chennai, - Mr. Malhotra, Gateway hotels, - M/s Gate way hotels, - Mr. Sudharsan, Bangalore,- Chitra kala partishad Bangalore, ceramic- Ideal fine arts society, Gulburga, Karnataka, Stone sculpture- And many more private collections in India, abroad.

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