Born in 1979 his formative years in the family of weavers, he learnt the art of Kalamkari as
part of his family legacy and later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad. In 2002 he received ‘State
Award’, from Andhra Pradesh Crafts Council and in 2000 received ‘Mahatma Gandhi Birth
Centenary Memorial Award’, from Victoria Technical Institute (VTI), Chennai. He has had
many solo exhibitions to his credit and participated in many group show in India and
His canvases narrate the tales of Hindu mythologies, with Vishnu, Krishna, Ganesha
featuring predominantly those which are created with a fine blend of both the art of
Kalamkari and fine arts technique. Using colours of gold, red, orange, brown and blue he
creates the figures of the Hindu Gods and fills up the figures with tales of mythology drawn
to a perfection using Kalamkari technique and characteristic black coloured pen. The artist
creates tales within tales that is not only beautiful but unique in the perfect combination of
the traditional artform and fine arts.
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