EXHIBITED: Recent Works by K. G. Subramanyan, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan;
Amdavad Ni Gufa, Ahmedabad; Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad and
Kolkata; Aakriti Art Gallery, Akar Prakar and The Seagull Arts and Media
Resource Centre, Kolkata, 2009
Provenance : From a private Delhi collection, artwork was acquired by the
present owner directly from the artist
Condition : The works are in good condition and have never been restored
K. G. Subramanyan was born in the year 1924 is one of the pioneers of Indian modern art. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1912. K.G. Subramanyan is among the few artists who have explored the possibilities of modern art from a different perspective, giving new dimensions to the human figure by making them appear more as characters from various myths and traditional narratives, populating a composition quite the contrary. As an artist he is extraordinarily versatile, cherishing the facility to work in diverse media, sizes, and techniques over a stylistic conformity to a single medium, genre, size, technique, and manner of visualization. The artist gave the human figure a new dimension. Drawing upon the rich resources of myth, memory and tradition, Subramanyan tempers romanticism with wit and eroticism. He has received the Kalidas Samman in 198 1, the Padma Shree in 1975, a D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) from the Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta in 1992 and became a Fellow of Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in 1993.