Traditional Paintings

Thota Laxminarayana

Artist Thota Laxminarayana

Joined Craft Tatva: May 2021

In his own stylised vocabulary which is deeply rooted in the Indian folk, artist Thota Laxminarayan experiments on his canvas to contemporise the rural idiom. Without diluting the essence of his environment he creates visual challenges in his compositions. The serene appearing folk in his paintings are executed in an exceptional economy of lines. Although portrayed in a vibrant palette the color scheme remains subtle and well coordinated. His spectator never finds a dull moment as each canvas is a social documentary of country life. Humans coexisting with the flora and fauna are appropriate indicators of green lives living in harmony in their milieu.

Focus Areas: Indian Folk

Artworks by Thota Laxminarayana

About Thota Laxminarayana

 

About the Artist: Born 1973, Nirmal, Adilabad District, Telangana. Tutored under Guruji-ShriRavinder Sharma (a revered name in the art and design schools of the country), Thota Laxminarayana brings in native charm of folk art into contemporary style. He participated in several group shows, Solo Shows and camps in India and abroad. He was invited by the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, for a short residency 2010 and Illustrated the ISB buildings both Hyderabad and Mohali for their 2016 calendar. He worked as a Resident Artist at Daira Centre for Arts and Culture. He had done a Live painting on Mercedes- Benz(E-Class and S-Class). He did Art awareness Programs in affordable Schools. He lives and works in Hyderabad.

Artist Statement: “In my own stylised vocabulary which is rooted deeply in the Indian folk tradition, I experiment to contemporise the rural idiom. Without diluting the essence of my environment I capture cultural documentations in my works. The serene appearing folks in my paintings are executed in a rich matrix of lines. Although, portrayed in a vibrant palette, the colour scheme in my work is highly contemporary. My spectator never finds a dull moment, as each canvas is a social documentary of life. I also portray humans coexisting with the flora and fauna which are indicators of green lives living in harmony. But, lately, after my shift to the city, I depict the urban settlement with my rural sentiments”. – ThotaLaxminarayana

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