Behind The Frame

S. Mark Rathinaraj

S. Mark Rathinaraj

S Mark Rathinaraj introduced himself to the world of art through his strong, stark and solid lines. His works reflect the rural life of South India, bringing to the viewer the rustic beauty of ordinary people.

Working on acrylic, pen and ink and charcoal, he inscribes the human form at a surreal level, reiterating the power of the mind, body, and soul. The colors are dynamic and reinforce the energy and spirit of an average Indian, who strives to succeed against all odds, and says “let the music play on”.

“For the past 25 years, my search in my lines is the same and is expressed in each of my artwork. This is an imprint of my own language. The inner happiness that springs when my lines are in front of me is something that I share through my paintings. The similar happiness experienced by the viewers is the fulfillment of my creative lines. I continue to search in order to express and share with you the happiness that I experienced.”

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Performer 305|S. Mark Rathinaraj- Wood Carving, , 48 x 24 inches

Performer 305

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Performer 201|S. Mark Rathinaraj- Acrylic on Canvas, , 48 x 48 inches

Performer 201

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Performer 287|S. Mark Rathinaraj- Acrylic on Canvas, , 48 x 48 inches

Performer 287

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1985-1990 D.F.A., College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam


2014 I saw I share, Asian Art Gallery, Boston

2011 Artexpo Newyork 2011, Newyork

2011 Focus Art Gallery, Chennai

2010 Art Singapore 2010, Suntec City, Singapore

2010 Archana Gallery, Malaysia

2009 Gallerie Fort Zuid in Spaarndam, The Netherlands

2009 Point of View Art Gallery, Mumbai

2008 Vinnyasa Premier Art Galery, Chennai

2007 Point of View Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007 Academy of Fine Arts, New Delhi

2006 Lakshana Art Gallery, Bangalore

2006 Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad

2005 Little Italy, Chennai

2004 Taj Fisherman's Cove, Chennai

2004 Vinnyasa Art Premier Galery, Chennai

1999 Chola Sheraton, Chennai

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