Murali rose to fame when critics compared his style of celebration of nature, with that of the French genius Henri Rousseau. Murali made a mark globally by indulging in the contours and colours of the Kerala – his home state, which revels in greenery.
Murali’s art can be described as part memory and part nostalgia. Part a deep abiding love for the wonder of the everyday. Add to this the man that Murali is. A composite of many experiences that turned the indignant scrutiny of the conscientious being into an indefinable lode of artistry. When these come together, the world that disturbs Murali Nagapuzha and the world that he has an intimate understanding of and identification with is amalgamated and absorbed to create a whole new artistic dialect.