About the Artist: Thota Laxminarayana brings in native charm of folk art into contemporary style. He has tutored under the famous artist, Shri Ravinder Sharma . He participated in several group shows and solo shows in India and internationally. He was invited by the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, for a short residency, carport companies art workshops and Art brunch. He lives and works in Hyderabad.
Artist’s Statement: “In my own stylised vocabulary which is rooteddeeply in the Indian folk tradition, I experiment to contemporize the rural idiom. Without diluting the essence of my environment I captures cultural documentations in my works. The sereneappearing 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. 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”.