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Surendran Nair

Artist
Onakoor, Kerala, india
1956

Surendran Nair is an Indian artist. He is known for a style of oil painting that is sometimes referred to as surrealistic in the manner of René Magritte, but relies more heavily on symbolism. Nair investigates the realms of myth in a modern-day context and draws his imagery from both Indian and western mythologies. He has used media that include watercolour and printmaking as well as oils.

Academic and artistic education details

1986

  • Post Diploma (Print Making), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

  • 1982
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, India

  • 1981
  • Diploma in Painting, College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

  • Particulars about your individual / group exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions
    2017

  • Cuckoonebulopolis: (Flora and) Fauna, Aicon Gallery, New York, U.S.
  • 2015
  • Spatial Arrangements of Colors, Lines, Forms and Desires, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

  • 2015
  • Surendran Nair: Drawings, Print and Watercolours (1970s-1990s), Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi, India

  • 2010
  • Neti Neti, Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA, U.S.

  • 2009
  • Pernoctation and Early Drawings, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at Darbar Hall, Kochi, Kerala, India

  • 2008-09
  • Pernoctation and Early Drawings, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

  • 2006
  • The Bad Behaviour of Singularities, presented by Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India

  • 2005
  • The Bad Behaviour of Singularities, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

  • 1998
  • Corollary Mythologies, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

  • 1998
  • Works on Paper, Galerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1997
  • The Labyrinth of Eternal Delight, Nazar Art Gallery, Vadodara, Gujarat

  • 1997
  • Atelier 2221, New Delhi, India

  • 1996
  • The Labyrinth of Eternal Delight, Cambelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • 1995
  • Paintings and Drawings, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

  • 1990
  • Paintings and Drawings, Gallery 7, Mumbai, India

  • 1989
  • Drawings, Graphics and Paintings, CMC Arts Gallery, New Delhi, India

  • 1989
  • Landscapes and Other Drawings, Vithi, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

  • 1986
  • Graphic Prints, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

  • Information on appreciations and awards

  • 1992 Awarded the Charles Wallace grant to Visit England.

  • 1992 Invited by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Arts, Oxford, as artist in residence for the period of three months.

  • Works in various public & private collections in India & abroad.

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