Author: Ella Dutta
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174361405
An offering in the pocket art series, this volume with an elaborate life sketch of the painter carries a selection of 24 four-color reproductions of his paintings.
A Ramachandran's paintings are enigmatic. The sensuous environment - men, women, birds, insects, trees, flowers - that recreates on canvass or on paper are not simple records of natural beauty meant to please the eye. Instead, they are layered with references to artistic expressions of past ages, mythology and a very personal world view.
Painter and sculptor, Ramachandran is eternally in search of a new language to create an experience beyond life which neverthe3less springs from a basis of reality.
‘Art is a very personal statement. It is the artist’s response to the life around. A work of art causes a flicker, a moment where one gets an aesthetic experience akin to spiritual experience.’