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Solo Exhibitions 2008 Art Entrance Gallery, Mumbai 2007 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 Rossitta Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala 2005 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, Kochi, Kerala 2005 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, Calicut, Kerala 2000 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, New Delhi 1998 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Leela Art Gallery, Mumbai 1996 Chitram Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala 1996 Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum, Kerala 1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1994 Taj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1994 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1992 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai 1990 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, Calicut, Kerala 1986 Chitram Art Gallery, Ernakulam, Kerala 1982 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery , Kochi, Kerala 1980 Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum, Kerala 1977 Hotel Elite International, Guruvayur, Kerala  Selected Group Exhibitions 2008 Artchill Gallery, Jaipur, Rajasthan 2007 Juneja Art Gallery, Jaipur, Rajasthan 2007 Gallery Hues, Bangalore, Karnataka 1997 Heritage Art Gallery, Chennai 1996 Affordable Art Gallery, Mumbai 1994 Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 1982 South Indian art Exhibition, VTI, Chennai 1981 Ravivarma Memorial Exhibition ,Museum Department, Kerala 1980 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy’s Sponsored Show, Chennai 1977 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy’s Sponsored Show, New Delhi   Participations 2007 Annual Show, Lalit Kala Academy 1983 Annual Show, Chitrakala Parishad, Thrissur, Kerala 1976-82 Annual Show, Lalit Kala Academy 1981,82,83 National Exhibition, Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Madhya Pradesh   Honours and Awards 1996 Khasak Award 1996 Kerala Sahitya Academy 1987 Punjab Blood Bank Society Award 1986 Landsmen Award, Switzerland 1986 National Award from Mahakoshal Kala Parishad, Madhya Pradesh 1976 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy Award The artist in Gayatri is under going a metamorphosis. From the method of his earlier works he has grown in to the philosophical maturity of facts. This growth is evident in the choice of themes, colors and drawings. For any painter rural scenes always tend to be nostalgic. But in Gayatri’s paintings the anxieties of the rural folks, who are afraid of the urban culture are portrayed. He copies it through de-constructional interpretation and also makes vacuum a theme. These are discussed in the ‘Beyond the dreams’ series of paintings. But here it takes shape in three stages-worries and dreams, myth and dreams, culture and mythology- and points towards the de-construction of culture. The idea that when individuals become crowd culture is created is good for discourse. But as a peasant’s moral self mixes with his dreams it becomes a hesitation. The peasants left in this world are living with the traces of this hesitation. Their compassion evolves an inner text which draws them nearer. This is the specialty of the paintings in ‘The farmer couple’ series. In this series space is not diverged in to memories and realities. It develops a confronting view point. Vertical and horizontal frames are blended and real and abstract aspects are brightened up. Thus the ray of hope of the abandoned becomes their promised land in Gayatri’s paintings. Here we can see the slick of poverty and sorrow. In his works Gayatri has tried to reproduce folklores using tribal symbols and colors. In order that these folklores not lose their identity and relevance he presents recent history as a back ground. Terrorism and communal riots achieve new dimensions in his paintings as still shapes and symbolizes lethargic figures of power. Thus at the material and spiritual levels they are the philosophies to overcome power. Green colored women, red colored men, girl on a flying fish, birds sitting in leafs cats which have become pots, butterflies begging for life, coconut palms like camera obscure are genuine forces resisting the changing life. Their irregular encroachment produce a new ideologue in Gayatri’s paintings. Hope, motherhood, memories of the village etc are the basic symbols of Gayatri’s aesthetic sense. But the simplicity and genuineness of primary colors creates a new path of organic. So animals and plants in his paintings, like traditional signs, do not get washed away in the flow of new culture and ideologies. K.V.S.NELLUVAI.

Gayatri -

    • Lives and Works :
    • Guruvayur, Kerala.
    • Education :
    • Self taught


Artist Statement

The artist in Gayatri is under going a metamorphosis. From the method of his earlier works he has grown in to the philosophical maturity of facts. This growth is evident in the choice of themes, colors and drawings. For any painter rural scenes always tend to be nostalgic. But in Gayatri’s paintings the anxieties of the rural folks, who are afraid of the urban culture are portrayed. He copies it through de-constructional interpretation and also makes vacuum a theme. These are discussed in the ‘
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Artist Biography

Solo Exhibitions 2008 Art Entrance Gallery, Mumbai 2007 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 Rossitta Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala 2005 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, Kochi, Kerala 2005 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, Calicut, Kerala 2000 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Lalit Kala Academy Gallery, New Delhi 1998 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1998 Leela Art Gallery, Mumbai 1996 Chitram Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala 1996 Museum Gallery ,Trivandrum, Kerala 1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 1994 Taj Art Gallery,
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  • Farmer

  • Farmer couple in plantation

  • Untitled

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