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Badri Narayan

Brief Profile:

Born in July 1929, in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, the self-taught artist Badri Narayan has been painting for over45 years. He has always remained a deeply introspective individual. This self-reflection and autobiographical perspective is the most constant theme in Narayan's work.

 

The artist’s paintings are narrative, and titles like ‘Queen Khemsa's Dream of Hamsa’ and ‘Meeting at Midstream’, are the starting points from where one must unravel the complexities presented by the paintings, in order to interpret and understand them. Symbolism is a recurring feature of his works, though sometimes, he also uses popular icons of Indian culture like Ganesha. He explains, "I have picked up the imagery that surrounds me, the one I am born into, and it comes naturally."

 

Narayan draws heavily from Indian mythology and metaphors and acknowledges the influence of the Indian miniature tradition in his works. The artist believes in the two-dimensionality of painting, and prefers to work in a smaller format; one that he finds practical and well suited for the watercolours that have been his preferred medium for several years. Narayan has also worked with etchings, woodcuts and ceramics and illustrated some children’s books.

 

Badri Narayan lives and works in Mumbai.

Qualification: Self Taught
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Badri Narayan: Artworks

  • The Hamsa Birth
    Size 13.'' x 19.''
    Medium Water Color
    Year
    Price On Request
    Availability For Sale