Ramakrishna Vasanthula


He was born and brought up in province of rural Andhra Pradesh. He completed his B.F.A. in painting from Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad in 2001 and M.F.A. in painting from J.N.A.F.A.U., Hyderabad in 2013. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Iconart Gallery, Hyderabad in 2014, Mahua Art Gallery, Bengaluru in 2014, Space Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2014, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi in 2013, Nehru Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2013, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2012. He was awarded by Silver Medal at All India Art Exhibition, Organized by Hyderabad Art Society in 2000 and also received cash award at All India Art Exhibition, Organized by Hyderabad Art Society in 2001.

Recent works of Ramakrishna echo his responses to the city environment. In the absence of such spaces the artist looks on at the omnipresent concrete-scapes of the city for inspiration. In a set of acrylics on canvas, where colors are used minimally, he portrays vast expanses of heavily structured buildings. Those in blue have an imposing presence and also make no further way to go beyond them thus, creating an impasse. When the skies get red at dawn, in his other canvas, there is a certain hope of overcoming the daunting constructions as a passage through them becomes visible leading, perhaps to a better future.

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