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Featured Artist - Surya Prakash

"My paintings are about the elements in nature, space, light and colour. I would collect my images from visual vocabulary, which are subtle sensuous and calm. My thought process is to work towards a celebration of nature."

Surya Prakash was born in 1940 and has been in the forefront of the art movement in the Hyderabad region, organizing camps, workshops et al. Studied art in Hyderabad, his paintings reflect the many moods of nature, and his inspirations are drawn from impressionists like Paul Cezanne and Claude Monet.

His artistic career spans more than four decades, and has been marked by several solo and group exhibitions held both within India as well as in Poland, Germany, Iran, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Syria, France, and the United States. His work has found place in numerous forums including the India Triennale and the Paris Biennale. He has been a jury member and commissioner for national and state level exhibitions as well as the fifth India Triennale. The recipient of the National Award and gold medals from the Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy and the Hyderabad Art Society, Surya Prakash has been honoured with the title "Kala Vibhushan" by the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society in New Delhi. He was one of the Board of Members of Krishnakriti Foundation of Art and Culture, Hyderabad.

His paintings have found a home in several museums, corporate houses, banks, institutions and in other private and public collections in India and overseas.