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Min Wae Aung

Min Wae Aung
Min Wae Aung is all about detail and methodologyyet he makes his completed canvases seem as if they were the simplest thing to do. He is also one for bold expanses of color, minimum of fuss with his brushes, focussing only on the necessary. He paints with a gusto that is rare among post-modern syndrome artists. Min is from the State School of Fine Arts, Yangon, Myanmar. 
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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...

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B. Venkatesan

B. Venkatesan

Venkatesan is a self-taught artist hailing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Venkatesan sees art in people, articles, and places that others around him pass up for the mundane. According to him, everyday life is what completes the bigger picture.   Venkatesan’s first muse inarguably is nature and his immediate environs. He once said drawing those exact things made him feel complete. Nature is his primary teacher and the main source of inspiration for his works. As much as he learned from the luminaires in the field of art, he claims to have learned from nature – angles, the play of light, the movement of water, human body… ...

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A.P Marskanna

A.P Marskanna

How does nature express itself? Through textures. If you look at nature, every surface has a texture, the sand, the rock, the leaf, the flower, the tree bark, water, animals and so on. As a chemistry graduate, A.P Marskanna looks deep into what is the structure of a texture, its composition, its formative elements, its matrix arrangements and its physical properties. He attempts to decode this language that nature speaks. “I understand texture to be a mark of nature, a unique identity. It reveals the past present and future of the world we live in, it is the scribble of...

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Abdul Salam

Abdul Salam

Abdul Salam is a print maker turned artist. Having had a solid background in printing, he has intimate knowledge of material and ink. He can be termed sagacious for his understanding of colours, ink and textures. His printing background also helps him bring together two seemingly opposite colours, textures or processes and put it together in a stunningly meaningful way.Abdul Salam is a naturally gifted artist. How his mind has been preoccupied and engulfed by the precarious condition of the society we live in comes out unconstrained in his works. His depiction of the fish is a fine example of...

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