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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Neighbourhood 16

Neighbourhood 16

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Neighbourhood 12

Neighbourhood 12

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Performer 56

Performer 56

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EDUCATION

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

SOLO SHOWS

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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