SG vasudev, The renowned painter from karnataka, was born in mysore and he graduated from the madras arts college. He was also part of the famous Cholamandal Artists village, His inspirations got from indian myths and legends. In his formative years Vasudev started painting landscapes and still life. Most of his teachers encouraged Vasudev to think differently. Influenced by folk and tribal art, His works immediately connected to deep rooted traditions of India but they have a contemporary look about them. According to him Madhubani art is contemporary and timeless. The Vriksha has been the centre point to Vasudev’s artistic vision. His series of line drawings, based on the theme of erotic love between a man and a woman, that gradually evolved into the more formal encounters and he titled it as “He” and “She” paintings in the early 90s.
“Line is very important to me and I enjoy drawing most. Colour fascinates me and I give importance to every colour by using one major colour in each painting. He works primarily with oils on canvas, he also works with ink on paper, water colours and also through a series of drawings and copper relief works. He has been working closely with a master weaver to create tapestries in silk featuring the different themes he has been experimenting over the years. He likes to play with the line and make it his own, the line is in full control in his paintings. His latest set of drawings is done in silver tipped ink on black, His recent concerns for the environment and its abuse by mankind is clearly depicted. In his paintings, however, the pressure of using the line to define his images is less, as he allows himself the freedom to allow his brush to take charge, freeing the imagination to suggest the larger issues. The final effect on his canvas is to find them rendered in a state of equilibrium , almost up-lifted in the brilliant glow of his palette, more mysterious, but always luminous with its suggestion of ocean blues, aquamarines and iridescent greens.