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Artist of the Day | Rajan Krishnan

Rajan Krishnan ​​: Substances of Earth - Image I

Rajan Krishnan

​​Substances of Earth - Image I 2007 Acrylic on canvas 107.5 x 143 in (Diptych)


Rajan Krishnan was born in 1967, in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Having completed a Bachelor`s degree in Economics, Krishnan decided to pursue his true love and signed up for a B.F.A (Painting) at the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram. He then went on to pursue a Master`s degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. Rajan Krishnan`s art is very sensitive to his immediate natural environment. The fields and villages of the Kerala of his youth play the role of `principal protagonist` in most of his works, expressing his deepest aesthetic proclivities. His early works are slightly sentimental in their depiction of childhood memories of home, but this phase seems to have given way to a more assertive cynicism that unflinchingly records the sudden and sweeping changes wrought on the landscapes he has known and loved.

Rajan Krishnan passed away in 2016. courtesy of

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