G R IRANNA
The Beautiful Shadow 2016 Acrylic on tarpaulin 54" x 66"
Born 1970, Sindgi, Bijapur, Karnataka, India.
During his youth, Iranna studied in a Gurukul (a system of education where the student resides with the teacher) and lived in an ashram for almost seven years. This helped to form a strong connection to his cultural roots, which enters his work alongside his exploration of the antitheses of inherent dualities of the world. Iranna endeavors to translate an internal landscape onto tactile surfaces and aspects of Buddhist art influences are evident. Although he began painting oil on canvases, Iranna later developed his range of medium, embarking on his now primary use of tarpaulin.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi, India. courtesy of irannagr.com, aicongallery.com