Village life, women clad in sarees, conversing in lanes, Mixed Media by Contemporary Artist "In Stock"

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Size : 12 X 12 in | 30.5 X 30.5 cm
Medium : Acrylic on Canvas
Style : Expressionism
Created in : 2014
Sold by : Gallery
Surface : Shipped Rolled unless rolling not possible
Lot No : MA272009
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About Artist

Laxman Aelay is a freelance artist, based in Hyderabad. Before he chose to become a professional artist, he was a signboard painter and then a much sought after and respected designer and illustrator of books. His work was highly thought of within Telegu literary circles, but soon the painter in him compelled Aelay to enroll in college for a degree in Fine Arts, even though he had already received a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Laxman Aelay was born in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh in 1964. He received his BA in Painting from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad, and took up full time freelance painting straight after that. Laxman`s paintings are nostalgic, depicting the rural people he grew up amongst. His source of inspiration has been the live of these poverty stricken people from his village - Kadirenigudem. Recently, Aelay switched over from using white, black and shades of gray, which he preferred in his paintings, to using vivid colours to depict flowers, jewellery and traditional clothing. His earlier preference to paint on large sized canvases and papers has also been abandoned, and his latest works are much smaller and compact. Aelay has received international recognition as well as several awards and gold medals for his works. These include an award from the Hyderabad Art Society in 1995. This young and talented artist held his first solo show at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations Art Gallery in Hyderabad in1999. Laxman has participated in several important exhibitions of paintings including `Contemporary Deccan - A New Generation of Artists,` held in Hyderabad in1999 and the 7th Group show at the Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2000. He has also represented the country in an international exposition organised by TAANA in Chicago, USA in 1995.

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STYLE : Recently, Aeley switched over from using white, black and shades of Gray, which he preferred in his paintings, to using vivid colours to depict flowers, jewellery and traditional clothing. His earlier preference to paint on large sized canvases and papers has also been abandoned, and his latest works are much smaller and compact. Laxman`s paintings are nostalgic, depicting the rural people he grew up amongst. His source of inspiration has been the live of these poverty stricken people from his village - Kadirenigudem. His paintings are a reflection of life in this village; tall dark men mostly shepherds, women clad in sarees, engaged in household work, conversing in lanes or carrying floral 'bathukamma'; all different facts of life in his village. Laxman is among those few, who has the eye to see the heart to feel the pulse of a village in all moods and also the ability to draw the viewer into the misticity of his world. About the Artist and his work : BORN : 1964, Andhra Pradesh. EDUCATION : • 1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad . EXHIBITIONS - SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS : • 2008 'The River Underneath', India Fine Art, Mumbai • 2006 'Moods and Colors', Fida Art Gallery, Singapore • 2005 'Song of the Village', Apparao Galleries, Chennai • 2004 'Charismatic Contours', Gallery Threshold, New Delhi • 1999 'Images of Kadirenigudem', Indian Council of Cultural Relations(ICCR) Art Gallery, Hyderabad SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS : • 2008 'Symphony of Colors', organized by Art Panache and ABN AMRO, Gurgaon • 2007 'A P Art of the Habitat', Leela Lounge, New York • 2007 'Art for Prabhat', Charity Show, New Delhi • 2006 'Mapping the South', organized by Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore and at Regional Centre, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai • 2006 'India Ink', Stonescene Gallery, New York • 2006 'Deccan Command', organized by Shrishti Art Gallery at Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi • 2005 'Still Waters Run Deep', Haceinda Art Gallery, Mumbai • 2005 Graphic Portfolio of 20 Artists, organized by Gallery Space, Hyderabad • 2005 'Divine Inspiration', Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai • 2005 'In the Creative Process', presented by Prakrit Arts at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong • 2005 'Mapping the South', organized by Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi • 2003 Group Show with Indian and Danish artists in Denmark at Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Vejle Kunstforening, Musikhust, Esbjerg, Pashuset, Nykobing Sj, Teko Centre, Herming, Lands by Galleriet, Timring, Thorasmindu, Laurentsvej, Roskilde Kunstforening, Roskilde • 1995 'Tana', Art Chicago, USA Participations • 2005 International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy • 2004 'Harvest 2004', organized by Arushi Arts at Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi • 2001 National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Academy at Ahmedabad JOINT EXHIBITIONS : • 2004 'Moods', Art Alive, New Delhi • 2000 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai HONOURS AND AWARDS : • 1995 Annual Exhibition, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad • 1993 Gold Medal for Painting Competition conducted by Konaseema Chitrakala Parishath, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh • 1987 Bronze Medal in the Painting Competition conducted by Amateur Artist Association, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh.