Song of the Village Series 2 by Laxman Aelay
- Artist Name : Laxman Aelay
- Medium : Acrylic, Pen and Ink on Canvas
- Size: 12.0 Inch x 12.0 Inch
- Year : 2014
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity
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.
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