Hanumantha Rao Devulapalli worked as a professional artist since 1984, starting with Eenadu group of newspapers as a layout artist and illustrator, then as a visualizer in advertising industry. He then quit the field as a creative director in 2003.
Hanumantha, an untrained artist with over two-decade experience, evolved his own style over the years. He tries to capture contemplative imageries and forms that move constantly through the layers of Elysian passages in my own sanities. He works on layers of colours, scratching and repainting to create a wonderful mix of shades and texture that is appealing and energizing. The entire process is like an exploration into a deep musing, a journey through ethereal melodies in search of an element of joy, a light that brings out celestial peace and happiness.
“All these years helped me learn and understand so many nuances in the field of art. In fact the actual practise of art started when I failed my Intermediate exams. That was the turning point. During that time I’ve scribbled, sketched and painted many subjects like still life, anatomy and landscapes, read art critics, about artists and art forms. This education helped me to be a critic of my own work and grow as an artist.”