Profile

Rama Suresh Born :

1976, 27th May, Tamil Nadu, India

Qualification :


1992-97 : Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) - Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai.
2000 : Master of Fine Arts (Painting) - Govt. College of Arts & Crafts, Chennai.
2000 : Refresher Course on care of Art objects.

Specialisation in :

Knife Painting, Print Making, Mural Designing, Sculpture, Photography.

Awards / Honours:

1994 : Tamilnadu Arts & Crafts Improvement Association, Padapai (Pallava Village) (Cash Award).
1994 : 4th South Zone Level Art Exhibition, Arikkamedu Art Academy, Pondicherry (Cash award)
1997 : Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu Exhibition of Art, Chennai (Cash Award).

News Articles

“… The characters of these finely created works are real people and display that aroma all around them. They are earthly and tangible and elicit positive responses from the audience. And in order to make them more earthy, the impasto technique has been used by the artist for providing a semblance of relief. …”
- R.S.Yadav
National Herald, New Delhi, March 31, 2006.

“ … His artscape maintains a uniqueness and individuality in all the frames he has managed to capture through his paint and brush… His paintings very thoughtfully titled ‘Postcards from India' urge the public to look beyond the lines, curves and shades to the simplicity and naturalness of rural folk in India.”
- Geetha Ganesh Karthik
The New Indian Express, Chennai, July 18, 2005

“ … These paintings prod the viewer to reach out and touch them. Thick layers of paint shaped with broad knife strokes make for an intensely sensual viewing experience… There is a return to realistic representation but the strokes are obviously abstract. Colours suddenly blossom in the middle of the occasional canvas dominated by white and grey…The pleasure lies in the manner in which it reworks the picture-postcard moment. The picture on a postcard is frozen, flat moment, where the figure of the ‘rustic villager' is offered up for display as iconic of rural India. Suresh gives texture to the moment and makes it so tangible. In doing so, he also gives a sense of the absence of energy and complexity in the ‘postcard moment.' ”
- J.Malarvizhi
The New Indian Express, Chennai, July 21, 2005.

“ … Suresh brings alive scenes if rural life from various parts of India , specially Rajasthan and Gujarat . Colourfully clad women are shown going about their daily chores… Men are seen taking bullocks to the fields, driving hay-laden carts and so on. Suresh is able to capture expressions of the people well, using vibrant hues…”
- Lakshmi Venkatraman
The Hindu, Chennai, August 13, 2003.

“… The brilliant work is of Rama Suresh. His gully in Rajasthan is so real – right up to the wedges on the cobbled path. Done in brown and dirty white mostly, the painting is given a sharp relief by a bright red turban sported by a native, wearily tracing the cobbled path…”
- Jemima Raman
The New Indian Express, Chennai, May 16, 2003.