15 FEBRUARY 2022 /
BHASKARA RAO BOTCHA / ARTIST /
“As an artist, I want my landscapes to convey reminiscences of my feelings and senses – touch, smells and sounds, collected from the places where I have lived. After exploring different subjects like streets, figures, I found a calling for nature. Consequently, a large volume of my work covers widespread, vast landscapes with land, water bodies and skies.
My leitmotif – “The Tree” has remained constant as part of my oeuvre over the years in my career as a painter, this is because of the deep and innate bond with trees that I cherish , which grew along with me in a rural Indian hamlet. In India, trees enjoy a seminal place in the mystical and spiritual realm, going beyond the functional domain of just giving fruits and shade. They stand tall as sentinels, saving us even when our greed destroys them,” says the eminent artist Bhaskara Rao Botcha who reimagines his leitmotif – trees in many mediums, colours and textures with a vision and ever growing love for nature.
His artworks are embodiments of nature with memories of love that provide shade and solace to humanity.
Bhaskara Rao studied BFA in Painting from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and MFA in Painting from University of Hyderabad.
He has conducted many solo and group exhibitions/workshops in India.
Also conducted shows in many countries including Dubai, Singapore, Taiwan and Germany.
He has received many awards including a State level award from P.S Telugu University, Andhra Pradesh.
Bhaskara Rao has participated in the India-Russia Art Festival in St. Petersburg, The International Artist Salon of A.R.T 2017, 2018, 2019 and Art Revolution Taipei 2021.