September 10 - October 16, 2009
The paintings of Ramakrishna Behera are most certainly landscapes and are inspired by real places: the caves of Ajanta, the mountains and monasteries of Ladakh, the countryside of Orissa and even the interior of the artist's home. Yet the works employ distorted perspectives and fold in images of outer space to become something more like psychological maps or hallucinatory visions. While their palette of colors is realistic, their spaces certainly are not. The surfaces of his paintings are buttery and their details are seemingly coaxed spontaneously from their making.
Ramakrishna Behera was born in Orissa in 1977 and lives and works in Bhubaneswar. He is a self-taught painter and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee. He has previously participated in group exhibitions in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and New Delhi.
Born: 18th September 1977
College: Intermediate from College of Basic Science & Humanities, OUAT, Bhubaneswar (1994-96).
Technical: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee (1996-2000).
Working as Self-Taught Artist in Barauni, Bihar.
Working with Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Barauni Refinery as Senior Process Engineer.
Group Show, "Home Bound We", Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar (2003).
Solo Show, "CURVATURE", All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi (2007)
Group Show, "Earth on Canvas", WWF-India Secretariat, New Delhi (2007)
Group Show, "Dimensions & Directions", Curated by Prof. Deba P. Patnaik, Mon Art Gallerie, Kolkata (2008)
Group Show, "Towards a new viewership/audience", Bakul Art Fest, Orissa Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar (2009).
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