Lost Habitat 2019
42 × 30 inches
Elancheziyan. S (b 1984) Mayiladuthurai, Tamilnadu. He did his BFA in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu in 2005 and MFA in Painting from College of Art, New Delhi in 2017. He has been part of many group exhibitions and camps across the nation. In 2010, he was part of the team of artists who re- traced the lost parts of the ancient Chola paintings at the Brihadeeswarar Temple, Tanjore and this was published as ‘Chola period Paintings’ by the Tanjore Tamil University and Central Archeological Survey of India. His illustrations has been published in ‘One Hundred Prisoners and a Light Bulb’ by van Ditmarsch, Hans, Kooi, Bartel; Publisher, Springer – Amsterdam (English, French, Japanese and Chinese) in 2013. His works are in the collection of Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi.
Just by quitting all the traditional cultural values and knowledge, the present world where we are living now has changed into a new urban form. All this traditional life style has a connection with the nature and it plays a central role. The smooth flow of nature's cycle was been maintained because of this understanding. I create all my paintings as a reflection of this essence.
Courtesy of Roy Thomas, Elancheziyan. S