ARTIST STATEMENT: Born: 1970 Thoompally Hyderabad. My works is influenced by Hindu mythology and the tales associated with its stories. I embark on a style that I developed while I was studying mural in my master’s degree. This style adopts working in layers that metaphorically represent the episodes in the stories. The transparent layers revealing the elements of the events juxtapose with text and image, which plays a dominating part in my work. The bright traditional use of colours reflect the nature of the mythological depictions in the Indian art. Line to me is my strength through which I express my inner feeling of aesthetics.
Pramod Reddy Gade (India) is a trained mural artist. He is prolific and sensitive in his approach to painting. His interest and devotion to Hindu religious iconography has influenced his work. There is a story to every painting Gade depicts in his work. The essence of these stories reveal in his work as layers that narrate episodes of myth associated to Hindu religion. His belief in the universal divinity as supreme power manifests by romanticizing the various episodes of the epic Ramayana and Mahabharata. Gade’s use of vibrant acrylics on canvas portray the divine grace that he attempts to express. The use of text and image in his work refers to the ancient manuscripts that adorn the Indian historical traditional Art. Pramod Reddy received his BFA in Painting from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad and his MFA in Mural from M.S. University, Baroda. He has exhibited widely across the globe.