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Laxman Aelay

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Laxman Aelay is a freelance artist, based in Hyderabad. Before he chose to become a professional artist, he was a signboard painter and then a much sought after and respected designer and illustrator of books. Hi...

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Laxman Aelay is a freelance artist, based in Hyderabad.
Before he chose to become a professional artist, he was a signboard painter and then a much sought after and respected designer and illustrator of books. His work was highly thought of within Telegu literary circles, but soon the painter in him compelled Aelay to enroll in college for a degree in Fine Arts, even though he had already received a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Laxman Aelay was born in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh in 1964. He received his BA in Painting from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad, and took up full time freelance painting straight after that. Laxman`s paintings are nostalgic, depicting the rural people he grew up amongst. His source of inspiration has been the live of these poverty stricken people from his village - Kadirenigudem.

Recently, Aelay switched over from using white, black and shades of gray, which he preferred in his paintings, to using vivid colours to depict flowers, jewellery and traditional clothing. His earlier preference to paint on large sized canvases and papers has also been abandoned, and his latest works are much smaller and compact. Aelay has received international recognition as well as several awards and gold medals for his works. These include an award from the Hyderabad Art Society in 1995.

This young and talented artist held his first solo show at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations Art Gallery in Hyderabad in1999. Laxman has participated in several important exhibitions of paintings including `Contemporary Deccan - A New Generation of Artists,` held in Hyderabad in1999 and the 7th Group show at the Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2000. He has also represented the country in an international exposition organised by TAANA in Chicago, USA in 1995.



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  • About Artist



    Laxman Aelay is a freelance artist, based in Hyderabad.
    Before he chose to become a professional artist, he was a signboard painter and then a much sought after and respected designer and illustrator of books. His work was highly thought of within Telegu literary circles, but soon the painter in him compelled Aelay to enroll in college for a degree in Fine Arts, even though he had already received a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

    Laxman Aelay was born in the Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh in 1964. He received his BA in Painting from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad, and took up full time freelance painting straight after that. Laxman`s paintings are nostalgic, depicting the rural people he grew up amongst. His source of inspiration has been the live of these poverty stricken people from his village - Kadirenigudem.

    Recently, Aelay switched over from using white, black and shades of gray, which he preferred in his paintings, to using vivid colours to depict flowers, jewellery and traditional clothing. His earlier preference to paint on large sized canvases and papers has also been abandoned, and his latest works are much smaller and compact. Aelay has received international recognition as well as several awards and gold medals for his works. These include an award from the Hyderabad Art Society in 1995.

    This young and talented artist held his first solo show at the Indian Council of Cultural Relations Art Gallery in Hyderabad in1999. Laxman has participated in several important exhibitions of paintings including `Contemporary Deccan - A New Generation of Artists,` held in Hyderabad in1999 and the 7th Group show at the Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad in 2000. He has also represented the country in an international exposition organised by TAANA in Chicago, USA in 1995.



  • Academics

    1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad


  • Exhibitions







    Selected Solo Exhibitions


    2008 ‘The River Underneath’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
    2006 ‘Moods and Colors’, Fida Art Gallery, Singapore
    2005 ‘Song of the Village’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
    2004 ‘Charismatic Contours’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
    1999 ‘Images of Kadirenigudem’, Indian Council of Cultural Relations(ICCR) Art Gallery, Hyderabad


    Selected Group Exhibitions


    2011 'Melange', The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata
    2010 'Black is Beautiful', India Fine Art, Mumbai
    2009 'Sacred and Secular', India Fine Art, Mumbai
    2009 'Roopa Bheda', Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
    2009 'Entity', MEC Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2008 'Stellar Configuration', presented by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2008 'From Beyond The Vindhyas', Ganges Art, Kolkata
    2008 ‘Symphony of Colors’, organized by Art Panache and ABN AMRO, Gurgaon
    2008 ‘Colors of Hyderabad’, Canvas Art Gallery, Kolkata
    2008 ‘Awakening the Spirit’, Collection of 37 Indian Artists, The Art, New Delhi
    2007 ‘Deccani Parlance’, An Exhibition of Drawings by Andhra Artists at Kaleidoscope, Baroda
    2007 ‘Paper Love’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
    2007 ‘Beyond Boundaries’, Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
    2007 ‘Kaleidoscope’, organized by Ayya Art Galleries at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
    2007 ‘A P Art of the Habitat’, Leela Lounge, New York
    2007 ‘Art for Prabhat’, Charity Show, New Delhi
    2007 ‘Art for Freedom’, organized by Point of View Art Gallery at The Sheraton, Washington D. C.
    2007 Organized by Nouveau at ITC Marriott, New Delhi
    2007 Organized by Nouveau at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata
    2007 Organized by Nouveau at Leela Kempinski, Bangalore
    2007 ‘High on Hyderabad’, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2007 ‘Emerging India’, organized by Art Alive Gallery and S. A. Fine Arts, London at The Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
    2007 ‘Sounds of the Brush’, Inaugural Show, Gallery Hues, Bangalore
    2007 ‘Figurative Aesthetics’, Inaugural Show, Hyderabad Art Gallery, Hyderabad
    2007 ‘Convergence’, Art Pilgrim, Gurgaon
    2007 ‘By the Waves’, MEC Gallery, New Delhi
    2007 'Rising Of The Phoenix: A Tribute To Livelihood', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad
    2007 Organized by Art Elements in association with BNP Paribas
    2007 The Galleria, New Delhi
    2006 ‘Mapping the South’, organized by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore and at Regional Centre, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai
    2006 ‘India Ink’, Stone Scene Gallery, New York
    2006 ‘Reflections’, Art Elements Gallery, New Delhi
    2006 ‘Deccan Command’, organized by Shrishti Art Gallery at Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2006 ‘Tryst with Telangana’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
    2005 ‘Still Waters Run Deep’, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2005 Graphic Portfolio of 20 Artists, organized by Gallery Space, Hyderabad
    2005 Harvest Show at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
    2005 ‘In Short’, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2005 ‘Divine Inspiration’, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2005 ‘In the Creative Process’, presented by Prakrit Arts at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
    2005 Gallery Space, Hyderabad
    2005 ‘Mapping the South’, organized by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
    2004 'Moods', Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
    2004 Sponsored by Art Pilgrim at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
    2004 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
    2004 ‘Art For Vision’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
    2004 ‘Hyderabad with Love’, presented by India Fine Art at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and Mumbai Art Gallery, Mumbai, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
    2004 ‘Black and White, White and Black’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2004 A Charity Art Show for Passages at Art and Soul Art Gallery, Mumbai
    2003 Group Show of Hyderabad Artists at India Art Gallery, Pune
    2003 Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
    2003 Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
    2003 Group Show with Indian and Danish artists in Denmark at Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Vejle Kunstforening, Musikhust, Esbjerg, Pashuset, Nykobing Sj, Teko Centre, Herming, Lands by Galleriet, Timring, Thorasminde, Laurentsvej, Roskilde Kunstforening, Roskilde
    2002-03 International Group Show with Indian Danish Artists ‘Cross Currents’, in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pondicherry
    2001 Tradition to Modernity’, Fulda, Germany
    2000 7th Group show at the Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad
    1999 The Indian Council of Cultural Relations Art Gallery, Hyderabad
    1999 ‘Contemporary Deccan: A New Generations of Artists’, C.C.M.B, Hyderabad
    1995 ‘Tana’, Art Chicago, USA


    Joint Exhibitions


    2004 ‘Moods’, Art Alive, New Delhi
    2000 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


    Participations


    2009 'Entity', Annual Exhibition, M.E.C Art Gallery, New Delhi
    2007 Annual Exhibition, Sara Arakkal Art Gallery, Bangalore
    2006 National Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhopal
    2005 International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
    2004 ‘Harvest 2004’, organized by Arushi Arts at Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
    2003 National Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Kochi
    2001 National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Akademi at Ahmedabad
    2001 Regional Art Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Akademi at Kochi


  • Award & Recognition

    1995 Annual Exhibition, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
    1993 Gold Medal for Painting Competition conducted by Konaseema Chitrakala Parishad, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
    1987 Bronze Medal in the Painting Competition conducted by Amateur Artist Association, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh


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