Thota Vaikuntam


Thota Vaikuntam was born in Boorugupally in Andhra Pradesh. He studied at the College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad and at the M S University in Baroda where he worked under the guidance of artist K G Subramanyam. In a career that has spanned nearly 30 years, he has won several awards. His paintings are a part of several renowned collections and his works have been exhibited widely. Over the past five years, exhibitions of his works have been held in New York, London and Birmingham. He lives and works in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

His works have distinct rural flavour. From 1978 to late 1980’s he was associated with several art films in Telugu. He worked as an art director in many films. It was in 1989 that he received the National Award as Art Director for the film ‘Dasi’.

This collection of Indian ink on paper and pen & pencil on paper are from the character study for the films he was associated with as art director.

Here are two portfolios each being a set of 12 early works by Thota Vaikuntam reproduced on Hahnemuelhe Archival Paper using digital technology. They are in an edition of 125 no’s.

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