Andhra Pradesh, India
Ramesh Gojrala was born in Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh, in 1979. He received his Bachelor’s degree in painting from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Ramesh works with a delicate and intricate technique, portraying his spiritual take on the subjects of Indian mythology through both his imagery and his process. His use of a palette dominated by gold, red and green creates a very rich and natural feel in each of his paintings, and the moods that he is able to create and convey add an antiquated yet contemporary dynamic to his work. His subjects, mainly the gods, goddesses and mythical forms of the South Asian pantheon, include Hanuman, Vishnu and Buddha, and are all painted with great sensitivity and attention to detail. Another repeated element in his work is the checkerboard pattern of black and shades of white and grey in the background, adding a novel and modern twist to pieces that have a largely traditional and spiritual feel. The artist has held many solo exhibitions and participated in various group shows in India and abroad.