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A. Rajeshwara Rao

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A. Rajeshwara Rao’s paintings are about transition. Through his work, the artist reminds us in a quaint and humorous manner of the incredible influence popular media has on our culture. Rao depicts simple, everyday people and their many ambitions; he illustrates the psychological desires of the physical self. His compositions are magnificent, quirky and meticulous. The artist’s vibrant palette shares a strong dynamic with his intricate weave of lines and forms that it brings to life.

Rao draws his observations of people and their stories, recording these experiences with photographic precision; however, ultimately choosing to depict them in a strange and make-believe world. Even though the artist has serious concerns about these issues, his representations of them are witty, dramatic and full of humour. His multi-faceted compositions instantly remind the viewer of their own dreams and fantasies.

A. Rajeshwara Rao was born in 1960, in Vizaingaram. He completed his Bachelor’s degree at Andhra University, Waltair, in 1983 and his Master’s degree at Central University, Hyderabad, in 1990. Rao has participated in several solo and group shows, of which the most recent include those held at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2008 and 2002; and ‘The Deccan Connections’ at Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2002; ‘The Human Factor’ at the Guild Gallery, Mumbai, in 2001; and ‘Human Form and Art’ at Lalit Kala Akademi, in 2000.



A. Rajeshwara Rao