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SURENDRAN NAIR

Born 1956, Ornakoor, Kerala, India.
Lives and works in Baroda, India.

Surendran Nair is widely considered one of India's greatest living artists. Drawing his imagery from Indian and Greek mythologies, Nair paints using many of the pictorial strategies of Surrealism, such as dream landscapes, the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated objects, and symbolic creatures. The result of the fusion is a unique aesthetic, blending classical Indian representational techniques with a figurative style similar to those of René Magritte and Francesco Clemente. He often uses ancient myths to comment on the sociopolitics of post-colonial India. 

Born 1956, Ornakoor, Kerala, India

 

Surendran Nair studied Painting at the College of Fine Arts in Kerala, and completed a post diploma in Printmaking at the University of Baroda in India. He has had several solo shows of his work apart from participating in prominent group exhibitions.