18 MARCH 2022 /
G.SUBRAMANIAN / ARTIST /
The renowned artist G. Subramanian is primarily known for his mixed-media works in which he uses the medium of collage and creates everlasting artworks.
“All the mediums that I explored were challenging in their own right. But I still enjoy it. It is a process. That is why they call art a ‘practice’ – it is never-ending. It is never completed. It is only a process that you are continuously trying to perfect,” the renowned artist is very much blissful, free-spirited in creating numerous multi-layered collages of gods and goddesses embodying pureness, simplicity and spirits.
He is famous for his multi-layered collages with abstract backgrounds of complex imagery.
He has been inspired by the rich traditions of Indian mythology and its divine beauty.
“I can comfortably create a large variety of Ganesha collages, with Him in different forms and various colour schemes,” said the artist of international acclaim.
He blends mythology with a foreign art form of collage and creates mesmerising creations such as a flute playing Krishna, a divine Ganesha and the calm Brahma.
In his works one could hear the eternal music of flute and the transcendental calmness that reflects enchanting bliss and heavenly glow on his creations. Our mind ceases to be restless, stillness of the mind awakens with full of radiance and ecstasy ultimately leading to experience all-pervading and immortal divine.
Radha Krishna, Ganesha, Lakshmi, ‘Meditating Girl’, ‘Girls in Festive Mood’ and ‘the Singer’ are some of his famous paintings.
His sculptures in bronzes are three-dimensional extensions of his collages, chiselled with exquisite symmetry and different textures blessed with love.
He graduated in Fine Arts from Government College of Arts, Kumbakonam and worked as a graphic designer before choosing his career as a full-time artist.
“Received the Saudia 3rd Malwan gold medal, along with an 18 days trip to Europe, when I was working in Saudi Arabia. I visited different European countries such as Italy, France, England, etc. It was a great experience. Seeing various prominent museums and the art works of the celebrated artists, whom I had admired way back simply enticed me. This really inspired me to take painting as a full time profession.” the artist said.
Subramanian has been honoured with many national and international awards including Tamil Nadu State Lalit Kala Academy, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, Saudia 6th Malwan GCC Countries Biennale Awards, Saudia 4th Malwan Award with UK Trip, 1998, Saudia 3rd Malwan Award with Italy & France visit in 1996, Lenin 113th Birth Anniversary Award, Soviet Cultural Center, Madras and Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.