Top Five Artists from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Andhra Pradesh has given some of the finest people in the history of art, be it amazing sculptors, printmakers and just great painters. We want to take you through a quick list of five amazing artists who are sure to be the highlights of any collection across the world
For the discerning art collectors, these artists are absolute must-haves.
G Ravinder Reddy
Ravinder Reddy’s sculptures are a class apart. The huge eyes, the golden faces, the exaggerated eyebrows, and the perfect Andhra hairbun are simply unforgettable. And this artist is a regular feature in many many art collections across the world. The sculptures transfix you, hold you breathless with their poignancy and pathos.
This artist has many many feathers in his cap. In a span of a career forty years, he has conquered many peaks that most artists would dream of. He has a quintessential Telangana touch to all his works. You would fall in love with the simplicity of the rural paintings you see in his works. With such an important cornerstone to Telangana culture, this artist surely makes the list.
Vainkuntham is famous for the traditional women in his paintings. The turmeric on their foreheads, and the red bindi, and the pious look – these simple things leave an imprint of a Vaikuntham in your mind. And his paintings are recognizable everywhere around the world.
Laxma Goud has a very raw portrayal of Indian women, men and flora and fauna that is simply haunting. He is one of the precursors of the gender equality, asking very important questions about sexuality ages ago. Sure, the world took forty years to catch up. But for Goud, who is foremost when it comes to thought and execution, he is happy to leave the world behind while he beckons yet another artistic journey.
Think landscapes, and you would inevitably think of Surya Prakash. His seemingly endless colour palette adds a beauty that cannot be explained. The solace and the joy the paintings bring to anyone is very profound- even the most art-agnostic person cannot be immune to the beauty of a painting by Surya Prakash.