Artist Laxman Aelay - Ardizen | Artist Portfolio

Born in 1964 at Kadirenigudem village of Now Telangana, Laxman Aelay is a highly reputed Artist for his Contemporary Depictions of the Rural Telangana Imagery, and is Designer of Telengana's State Logo. His work includes VIllagers in typical Telangana attire proclaim their cultural identity. His vibrant quasi-realistic paintings and arduously drawn imagery evoke a sense of apprehension and nostalgia.

His first solo show in 90’ was titled, ‘Images of Kadirenigudem’, named after his native village. From then on, the representation of Telangana life in all its vitality and vigour become his personal visual idiom.

Like many other successful artists, he too started his artistic journey as a signboard artist and illustrator before coming to Mainstream Art. Now, a research scholar in English and Foreign Languages University, Laxman completed his Masters in Painting from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad and worked as an Art director for Movies.

He is credited with numerous important shows and was part of several art camps held in India and foreign Countries.

The paintings at his 2014 solo show in Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, titled ‘Fellow Travellers’ demonstrate highly skilful renditions of portraits layered with imagery taken from folk arts of Nakashi, Kalamkari, Paithan etc.


Solo Shows

1999: Images of Kadirenigudem at I.C.C.R. Art Gallery, Hyderabad

2004: Drawing Show Charismatic Contours, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi

2005: Song of the Village at Apparao Gallaries, Chennai

2006: Moods and Colours at Fida art gallery, Singapore

2008: The River Underneath at India Fine Art, Mumbai

2012: Song of the Village 2, Alliance Francaise, Hyderabad.

2013: fellow travellers, kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad.

2013: fellow travellers, jehangir art gallery, Mumbai.

International Group Shows

1995: TANA Art, Chicago, USA

2001: Tradition to Modernity, Fulda, Germany

2003: International Group Shows in Denmark with Indian & Danish Artists:

• Rundetaarn, Copenhagen
• VejleKunstforening
• Musikhuset, Esbjerg
• Pakhuset, NykobingSj
• Teko Center, Herming
• Lands by - Galleriet, Timring
• Thorasmindu, Laurentsvej
• Roskilde Kunstforening– Roskilde

2005: In the creative express presented by Prakrit Arts Hongkong Visual Arts Centre, Hongkong

2005: International Biennial of Contemporary Art represented for India at Florence, Italy

2006: India Ink at Stonescene Gallery, Newyork, curated by Nemiraj Shetty

2007: AP Art of the Habitat at Leela Lounge, New York

2007: “Art for Freedom” organized by Point of View Art Gallery at the Sheraton, Washington DC

2007: Group show Emerging India organized by Art Alive Gallery & S.A. Fine Arts, London at The
Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

2009: G – Gallery presented Blast India, first Contemporary Indian Art Exhibition Group Show,
Houston, Texas, USA

2010: Transcending Borders II, curated by Ritujain, Dhaka Bangladesh

2012: India Art Fair in association with G Gallery and Red Bud Gallery, Houston, USA

Group Shows within India

Contemporary Deccan, A New Generations of Artists at C.C.M.B, Hyderabad

7th Annual Group Show at Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Two Man Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Regional Art Exhibition at Cochin conducted by Lalit Kala Academy


National Art Exhibition at Ahmedabad conducted by Lalit Kala Academy


International Group shows with Indian and Danish Artists CROSS CURRENTS in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai


Hyderabad Artists at India Art Gallery, Pune

Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi

National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Academy at Cochin


Sponsored by Art Piligrim at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi

1st Anniversary Exhibition Gallery, Sara Arakkal, Bangalore

A Charity Show Art for Vision curated by Sushma K. Bahl at Ravindra Bhavan Gallaries, New Delhi

Harvest 2004 Art & Poetry Exhibition conducted by Arushi Art Gallery at Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Hyderabad with Love, an exhibition of Five Artists from Hyderabad presented by Indian Fine Art at Mumbai Art Gallery and L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Two Man Show MOODS, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi

Black & White, White & Black show at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai

A Charity Art Show for Passages Art & Soul Art Gallery, Mumbai

Art for Concern auction conducted by CHRISTIE'S, Mumbai


STILL WATERS RUN DEEP, January, 2005 Hocienda, Mumbai

Graphic Port Polio of 20 Artists show organized by Gallery Space, Hyderabad

Harvest Show at Kalaghoda, Mumbai

In Short at Hocienda Gallery, Mumbai

Divine Inspiration show at Hocienda Art Gallery, Mumbai

Art for Concern Auction conducted by CHRISTIE'S, Mumbai

Gallery Space, Hyderabad

Mapping the South at Lalithakala Academy, New Delhi organized by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai


Mapping the South at Karnataka Chithrakala Parishath, Bangalore organized by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai

Mapping the South at Regional Centre, Lalithakala Academy, Chennai organized by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai

Reflections Group show at Art Elements Gallery, New Delhi, curated by Nemiraj Shetty

Deccan Command at Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi organized by Shrishti Art Gallery

National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalithakala Academy at Bhopal

Tryst With Telangana Group show at Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda. Sands of Colour, ART N SOUL Gallery, New Delhi


Deccani Parlance an exhibition of drawings by Andhra Artists at Kaleidoscope, Baroda

Paper-Love, India Fine Arts, Mumbai

Beyond Boundaries at Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore

Kaleidoscope organized by Ayya Art Galleries at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai

Art for Prabhat a charity show, New Delhi

Organized by Nouveau at ITC Mariet, New Delhi

Organized by Nouveau at Hyatt Regency, Kolkatta

Organized by Nouveau at Leela Kempensky, Bangalore

High on Hyderabad organized by Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai

Annual Show at the Sara Arrakkal Art Gallery”, Bangalore

Inaugural Group Show Sounds of the Brush at Gallery Hues, Bangalore

Inaugural Group Show Figurative Aesthetics at Hyderabad Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Convergence organized by the Art Piligrim Gurgaon, Gurgaon

By the Waves in MEC Gallery, New Delhi

Organized by Art Elements Gallery in association with BNP PARIBAS
Organized by The Galleria, New Delhi


Group show of Contemporary Art Symphony of Colours organized by Art Panache and ABN AMRO, Gurgaon

Colours of Hyderabad at Canvas Art Gallery, Kolkata

Collection of 37 Indian Artists Awakening the Spirit at The Art, New Delhi

Contemporary Artist Group Show at Mystic Strokes, Pune

Deccan Hues at Suruchi Art Gallery, Noida

Rendezvous Hyderabad at Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata

4 Ging Ahead at Open Palm Court Gallery, India Habitat Centre, organized by Gallery Joie, New Delhi

Odyssey, a Group show at Epicentre, Gurgaon, India Habitat Centre, Open Palm Court, organized by Art Panache, Gurgaon

Colours of Hyderabad - II at Samanvai Art Gallery, Jaipur

Across the Threshold at Mahua the Art Gallery, Bangalore

Windows, a Glimpse into Contemporary Indian Art at Prakrit Arts and Ayya Art Galleries, Chennai

Souls in Surfaces Epicenter organized by Dhoomimal's City Gallery, New Delhi

Pro/Con - a study in Contrast between Process Art and Conceptual organized by Ochre India USA, Hyderabad

PRAVAH presents Art PILIGRIM, curated by ARCHANA B. SAPRA, New Delhi

Rustic Heart group show at Alankrita Art Gallery, Hyderabad


Entity Group show at The Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre organized by M.E.C Art Gallery, New Delhi

People and Places at Art Pilgrim, Gurgaon invited by Suneet Chopra

State Level Art Exhibition at Telugu University on special Invitation

On High Ground of Indian Art, Eastern and Southern Dimensions at Ganges Eternal Art, Bangalore and Samokal Art Gallery, Kolkata - invited by Somadas

Also in Hyderabad at Studio Napean, Mumbai

Expressions – Our Times Group Show at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, organized by Art Eterne, New Delhi

Rendezvous Hyderabad Group Show presented by Birla Academy of Arts & Culture, Kolkata

People and Places Group Show presented by Art Pilgrim, curated by Suneet Chopra Gurgaon

Deccan Hues organized by Suruchi Art Gallery, Noida

Expressions – Our Times group Show organized by Gallery Art Eterne at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

ROOP BHEDA - Sixth Anniversary Show presented by ALANKRITHA Art Gallery, Hyderabad

PERFECT SYNERGY - Group Show organized by Ganesha Art Gallery, Kolkata

Living Expanse Group Show presented by Galeria DE Art, curated by Sushma Bahland Archana B,S apra, New Delhi

FUSION presented by Pink Ginger Art Gallery 'G', Bangalore

SACRED & SECULAR organized by India Fine Art, Mumbai

GALERIA DE ART presented by LIVING ART EXPANSE by Nakul Sen & Christina Chingakham Group show, OPALACIO, New Delhi

PERFECT SYNERGY Group Show organized by the Oberio Grand Hotel& Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata

Today & Tomorrow Masters, Art for Concern, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Roop Bheda group show at Alankrita Art Gallery, Hyderabad


Auction in Aid of Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Hyderabad organized by ICON ART GALLERY, Hyderabad

Black is Beautiful, India Fine Arts, Mumbai

MAESTROS XIV - The Master Storytellers, Dhomimal City Gallery

Confluence 2010 – Prakrit arts, Chennai

Rhythm of Colours, organized by Painted Rhythm Art Gallery, at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Fashion Lifestyle and Art, Taj Bengal, Kolkata, organized by Shiv and Neena Kanoi

Autumn Hues, Group show organized by Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata

Connoisseurs Choice, organized by Genesis Art Gallery

Pink Ginger Arts at Jehangir Art Gallery

Hyderabad Hues, a contemporary art from Hyderabad, organized by Vismayah at Ashvitha Art Gallery, Chennai

Spring Art Loot, organized by Kushi, New Delhi


Centurion 2011, organized by Voice on Art, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Participated in Annual Group Show at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata

Participated in Portrait of an Artist, a group display of sculpted head, curated by Prayag Shukla, at Dhoomimal Art Centre, New Delhi

Art Ensemble, an exhibition of contemporary art curated by Isha Mody, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi.

Chawla Art Gallery presents annual group show, The Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Art Fusion, Andhra and Maharashtra artists group show at Nehru Centre, Mumbai

Dhoomimal Contemporary Art Gallery and T&T Motors presented EVOLVE, a group show at Mercedes Benz Showroom, Gurgaon, Lalitakala Academy, New Delhi and The Art Gallery, Epicenter, Gurgaon

Art 2 day, renowned national artists group show, Pune

THE ARTIST AND HIS MUSE, Dhoomimal City Gallery, New Delhi

A Story, RACHANA Gallery, Group Show, Hyderabad

Art Ensemble, curated by IshaMody @ Alliance Francaise, New Delhi, Genesis Art Gallery

Evolve at Mercedes Benz Showroom, Gurgaon and Lalitakala Academy, organized by Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

The Collectables, at Open Palm Court, India Habitat Centre, organized by Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi

A Story, organized by Rachana Art Gallery at State Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Multiversal at Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Title - 1,00,000 at Hyatt Residency, New Delhi organized by TAD Arts Pvt.Ltd.


Urban Decay, International Photography Exhibition at Ravi Photo Gallery, Hyderabad

Art Bengaluru

RESONANCE, at Dhoomimal City Gallery, New Delhi

ART BEAT, Nirmala Birla Gallery, Modern Art of Hyderabad

ART FOR CARE charity show, Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Eclectic Reflections Group Show at Alankrita Art Gallery, Hyderabad


Strokes for Stripes, sponsored by Aircel – Save our Tigers, Exhibition and Auction

Kala for Vidya, The Taj West End, Bangalore

The Collectibles, organized by at Triveni Gallery, New Delhi

Bulls Group Show at Alankrita Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Concurrents group show at Alankrita Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Expressions, A Studio of Contemporary Art, Group Show, Pune


art@telangana – Salarjung Museum, Falaknuma Palace, Muse art gallery – Hyderabad, Telangana, India.


Samara Art gallery, Ahmedabad.
Samara Art gallery, India Art fair, Delhi.
Glimpses of Telangana, at Sarjan Art Gallery,Vadodara
NH7 + 47 , curated by Ahlu Mukta, Artry – Dubai.

Art Camps

2001: Organized by Devanar Foundation, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2002: Organized by Tourism Department, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2003: Organized by AIFCS, New Delhi
2004: Organized by India Fine Art at CCMB, Hyderabad
2004: Organized by State Bank of India, Hyderabad
2005: Organized by Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.
2006: Organized by India Fine Art at Intercontinental Hotel Mumbai
2007: Organized by Rad at Bhavani Island Resorts, Vijayawada
2007: International Art Expo organized by Ochre India at Taramati Baradari, Hyderabad
2007: Organized by Gallery Verna in Star Cruise, Lakshwadweep
2007: Organized by Welham Girls School at Dehradoon
2007: Organized by Samanvai Art Gallery at Goa
2007: Organized by Renisa's at Vietnam and Cambodia
2007: Organized at Bangkok 2008: Organized at Japan
2008: Organized at Egypt 2008: Saraswathi Music Academy, New Delhi
2008: Art Camp in Switzerland organized by Puja Entertainment
2008: Italy (Sunrise in Italy) organized by Pink Ginger Arts
2009: All India Artist Camp at Bhimtal, Uttarakhand organized by Rai Foundation
2010: Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
2010: State bank of Hyderabad
2010: Kalakriti, Hyderabad
2012: Art Camp and Group Show (India and Vietnam - Year of Friendship)
2012: Art Camp at China, organized by Dhoomimal City Gallery
2014: Art Camp at Khatmandu, Nepal
2014: Sasaran International Art Festival , Art in the Air , Malaysia
2014: art@telangana, Hyderabad, Telangana.
2015: Krishnakriti Art foundation, Kalakriti art gallery, Hyderabad, Telanagana.

Art Collections

• Padmashri Jagdish Mittal
• Anju Poddar
• Coromandal Fertilizers
• Lanco Industries
• Byrraju Foundation
• Many private collections in India and abroad

Awards and Accolades

• 1987: BRONZE MEDAL in the Painting Competition conducted by Amateur Artist Association,
Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
• 1993: GOLD MEDAL in the Painting Competition conducted by Konaseema Chithrakala Parishath,
Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
• 1995: Appreciation Award from Hyderabad Art Society Annual Painting Competition


• Hole - 3 Minutes
• Jatara - The Spirit of Indian Carnival, 9 Minutes
• Bathukamma - The goddess of life,11 Minutes
• Mandahechula Katha - Story Telling for the growth of the Herds, 1 Hour 25 Minutes


A highly reputed artist for his contemporary depictions of the rural Telangana imagery. His vibrant quasi-realistic paintings and arduously drawn imagery evoke a sense of apprehension and nostalgia.

Men and Women in his work are usually in typical Telangana attire to proclaim their cultural identity. These larger-than-life-size hyper-realistic images of street performers, itinerant bards and tantalizing common people are built and rebuilt over multiple layers of motifs that burst from his subconscious memory revealing predicaments of oppressed communities.

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