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 abroad.

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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