R. Varadarajan (1935 - 2014)

Start Date : 01 August 2022

End Date : 04 September 2022


R. Varadarajan (1935 - 2014)

Born in 1935 in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, R. Varadarajan graduated from Government College of Arts and Crafts in 1959 under the tutelage of K.C.S Panicker. The artist’s creative spirit was driven by a patient understanding of the medium and the composition. His works were never simply abstract or figurative. They fostered an enigma that took us through a fantastical journey of trial and error. Using line as a structural element, Varadarajan explored the depth of Indian traditions and voice.

The artist like many of his contemporaries across the country were forced to reckon with an independent Indian identity, to investigate and navigate a new vision that allowed them to better their practice and craft. Varadarajan’s works scoped the internal turmoils and struggles, sometimes bound and blindfolded, some screaming out in rebellion. His patient and calm facade cracked open to allow us a peek inside the artist’s true demons.

Object Details
Year :
Artist :
R. Varadarajan (1935 - 2014)
Signature :
Signed and dated in English (lower right) 'Varadarajan 79'
Medium :
Ink on paper
Width :
21.61 IN (54.9cm)
Height :
25.59 IN (65cm)
Private Collection, Chennai.
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