Behind The Frame

Laxma Goud

Laxma Goud

Laxma Goud is an artist in love with his birth hamlet and its people. He paints as if to preserve his memory of his village. He paints as if he understands those images he had fallen in love with growing up are fast changing. In over the 5 decades, he has been painting, he has experimented with a variety of mediums, establishing the best techniques in the use of each of those mediums. The mastery and versatility show in his works. He is equally at ease with painting, etching, pastels, gouache, sculpture and glass painting. Laxma Goud’s evolution as an artist has indeed been fascinating as his art itself, marked by distinct phases. Thematically and structurally, he has moved with the years giving his audience a wider view of his art and thought process.

A recurrent theme in Goud’s earliest works is eroticism. His representations of people exuded power and vivacity. They came across as raw, rustic and very compelling. His portraits of men and women represent the dynamic Indian ethos rather than particular individual identities. His men and women appear alongside a goat in most of his works, surrounded by elements from their day to day environs. Goud’s works are the unwritten pages of history and art of early Andhra Pradesh. Goud’s work is very personal to him a fact that has been proven over and over by the maintenance of his characters and themes within a miniature frame and space. It is as if he is putting out a tiny piece of himself on display every time he composes a painting. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad, India.

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Untitled 4|Laxma Goud- Pastel Watercolor Pencil Pen and Ink on Paper, 2009, 11.5 x 8.5 inches

Untitled 4

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Untitled 3|Laxma Goud- Watercolor and Pastel on Mountboard, 2001, 12 x 9.5 inches

Untitled 3

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Untitled 2|Laxma Goud- Bronze, 2007, 5 x 4 x 4 inches

Untitled 2

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1963-65 Post - Diploma of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

1957-62 Diploma Government College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad



2012 'I want to Seduce with My Line', at Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

2011 Art Musings, Mumbai

2011 'Everyday Life', Focus Art Gallery, Chennai

2009 Aicon Gallery, London

2009 Gallerie 88, Kolkata

2008 'Water Colour, Etchings and Sculptures', Indian Contemporary Art, Jaipur

2008 'Intaglio Prints 2007', Gallery Space, Hyderabad

2007 'Laxma Goud, 40 Years: A Retrospective', Aicon Gallery, New York

2006 Bronze and Terra – Cottas Sculpture Show, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003 Early Works, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

1991 The Gallery, Chennai

1985 Lalit Kala Akademi. New Delhi

1982 Royal Academy, London

1976 Black Partridge Gallery, New Delhi

1974 Surya Gallerie, Friensheim, West Germany

1973 Andsell Gallery, London

1972 Gallery Chemould, Mumbai

1965-67 Kalabhavan, Hyderabad


2012 'Diva', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

2012 'Metallurgy', The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata

2011 'States of Departure: Progressives to Present Day', Aicon Gallery, London

2010 'Dali's Elephant', Aicon Gallery, London

2009 'Mark of Masters -2', Art and Soul, Mumbai

2009 'In Search of the Vernacular', Aicon Gallery, New York

2008 1 x I Art Gallery, Dubai

2007 'High on Art', Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Mumbai

2007 'Pursuit Sculpture', Galerie 88, Kolkata

2006 'Drawing Show an Act of Art II', Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai

2005 'Change of Address', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.

1998 'Drawings', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai


1969 Gold Medal, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad

1968 Silver Medal, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad

1966-70 Award, Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh

1962 Award, Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh


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