Ramesh Gorjala, the contemporary Indian artist, was born into a weaver family, and he learned art at a very young age from his uncle Kalamkari. He graduated from the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and the Fine Arts University of Hyderabad with a master’s degree in Fine Arts from this traditional manner.
His innovative work combines history and contemporary with a fresh approach to bring gods and goddesses to life. Ramesh Gorjala’s Paintings are unique in his presentation of the legendary figures of India, including Krishna, Vishnu, and Ganesha. His warm colours are set in the traditional Kalamkari art.
The vast bodies of these Hindu deities are filled with the canvas while their skin is the theatre for old stories, which are performed by beautifully painted personalities. The traditional Kalamkari procedure with a fine pen is noticeable in emphasizing block-printed colors, which he paints primarily in red, orange, brown, blue, and gold.
Ramesh Gorjala is a highly sought-after artist of international renown. Several large-scale works are permanently displayed at the International Hyderabad Airport and are held worldwide in notable collections. Ramesh Gorjala welcomes commissioned paintings requests. You can make a custom-designed painting and choose dimensions, color palette, and other characteristics if you prefer a picture that you sold or have a specific place in mind.
His work has been showcased in the prestigious Gallery in Palo Alto(San Francisco Bay Area). All works of art are hand-signed and include an authenticity certificate. Since his boyhood, he has been a keen observer of art and the environment. As a child, he would observe the beautiful rites and deeply study both the sculptures of the temple and the events. Back home, he would wrap his mind in the art to create mythological stories with his hand.
The scriptures he read became the images he painted. Ramesh said, “I realized that a lot of painters earlier drew gods and goddesses when I started. So I began adding countless figures in the outlines of Hanuman or Krishna, combining several stories in the same frame”.
He has brought with him several legendary accounts intricately painted with characters comprising more than 50 pieces — paintings and wooden relief sculptures. The canvas of Vishnu includes ten avatars, including Matsya, Narasimha, Rama, and Krishna, Hanuman as Ram bhakt. Another canvas has Hanuman flying over Lanka to Sita to convey Lord Ram’s message.
The two brothers, Arjuna and Bheema, share a canvas with the tales of the courage of Arjuna and Bheem. Krishna and Radha chat with one other at work, and another one has Ganesha sitting at Lakshmi. The happy Kamadhenu is there also, flying over a toilet with fastened wings. Last year, after his political leader saw his art on a card, he had also created it for the wedding of Mohan, the son of the actor.
Gorjala also made a goddess for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gorjala described Kamadhenu as “a sign of prosperity, joy, and happiness,” The artist painted it on 6 by 3 ft linens for his work. A bachelor of fine arts of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Ramesh Gorjala, is specialized in complex and detailed mythical depictions of numerous Indian gods and deities. His style is a unique one in which he combines several figures in an integrated theme, all united to make Krishna, Hanuman, Vishnu, and Ganesha the great protagonist.
In 2000, he was awarded the Victoria Technical Institute (V.T.I.), Chennai, “Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award.” The State Award of the A.P. Crafts Council for the Year 2002 was also awarded to Ramesh. In the Tao Art Gallery, in Mumbai and at the exhibition Art in Action in London, he recently displayed his show. He is often legendary, such as Hanuman, Vishnu, etc, his subjects. With his work, he wants to showcase the famous history of Lord Vishnu and Buddha and wants to spread the positive message that their teachings have to give.