Laxma Goud #Biography
K. Laxma Goud is one of the most creative and versatile artist in Indian art. His prolific art practice spans nearly half a century. Seductive Lines, Rich and Lucious colours, Rural Settings, Images throbbing with life and libidness forces are the distinct features of his art. Laxma has worked in variety of mediums like drawings, paintings, prints, etchings, frescos, murals and sculptures. Laxma’s intrinsic power of lines and its movement is seen in this work. His lines create of moment of joy between the viewer and his work.
Born in Nizampur, Andra Pradesh (1940) Shri Laxma Goud explored drawings. His journey began from MS University ( Post Diploma in 1965) under the guidance of Shri KG Subramanyan learning different aspects of fine arts. Laxma was highly inspired by Picasso’s Linear realism and Paul Klee’s mysterious drawings. In his early stage, he was inspired by the spectacular characters from the Indian classics like Mahabharat and Ramayan.
The colours in Laxma’s art enhances the decorative details of clothing and jewellery. Though few colours like red, orange, yellow and green are used but it is this few colours which are playing a significant aspect in this Ganesha. His colours give a certain dramatic effect which makes this Ganesha as effective and a new cultural dimension towards decoration and folk-tradition.
The original artwork is created on reverse painting on glass which is quite popular. The luminosity of glass and the exciting brilliance of colours is very much evident in the serigraphy. This makes this serigraph a unique art being tried in different medium matching the effect of another medium which are quite distance in matching itself.
With such strong use of colours – such warm and cold colurs – with only few prominent colours he has mastered the art of balancing it. Laxma has exhibited in over 20 solo shows in Brazil, Chennai , Germany , Hyderabad , Kolkata, London , Mumbai , New Delhi , New York , West Germany and 50 group shows in Andra Pradesh, Bangalore ,Dubai, Palo Alto, Singapore, South Korea, Washington DC. His works are in prestigious collection of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Lalitkala Academy, New Delhi, Sao Palo Biennale, Brazil, Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad
He has been awarded honour of Padmashri in 2016 for this contribution to the Indian art. His works are art of many prestigious auctions like Christies, Sothebys, Osains, Saffronart around the globe.