(Last Updated on : 16/12/2013)
G.R. Iranna is a noted Indian painter
who excels in the depiction of nude figures following abstract patterns and aiming to represent the inner beauty of a man's world, concentrating on the subtle elements of existentialism. His paintings
are often philosophical. His paintings are exhibited in various art exhibitions in Mumbai
and other Indian cities
. Besides being a recipient of national fame, G.R. Iranna has been quite popular overseas. This is evident from the vast number of exhibitions which displayed his paintings in places like London, Cairo, Hongkong, Amsterdam and several others. G.R.Iranna's paintings follow the themes of Chester and Davida Herwitz and some others.
Early Life of G.R. Iranna
G.R. Iranna was born in the year 1970 in the southern Indian state
of Karnataka. He pursues B.F.A
. from the College of Visual Arts in the region of Gulbarga
during 1992. This Indian painter studied the course of M.F.A. from Delhi College of Art
in the year 1994. It has been just a matter of ten years since he commenced with his occupation of painting and currently, he can be termed as a successful painter if the nation. He also received his education in arts from the Wimbledon School of Art, London.
Painting Style of G.R.Iranna
The painter G.R. Iranna employs a unique style in all his paintings which surpasses the elements of time and space, portraying 'pain' as the dominant theme in his paintings. Razor sharp cutting edges and bruised textures reflect the style stated above, and most of his creative work is devoid of post-modernistic logic. Rather, the form of modernistic language of art has been adopted by G.R. Iranna in his works. One will observe a spiritual energy motivated by the force of torment and a fierce struggle against this negative energy in his art-forms. The feature of this struggle is also represented by the placing of one colour over another and the dexterity with which this mission has been accomplished. The paintings are painted on canvas and also tarpaulin. However, the theory of fundamentalism is noticed only in the earlier paintings of G.R. Iranna. Various kinds of motifs are utilized in his paintings. The exclusive characteristic of these paintings is that Iranna has made an attempt to introduce a gradual shift from his very own paintings.
Awards Received by G.R.Iranna
G.R. Iranna has received numerous awards like the National Academy Award in the year 1997, AIFACS award, Lalit Kala Academy Award and the M.F. Hussain
and Ram Kumar Award. He has also been honoured with Charles Wallace Scholarship between the period of 1999 and 2000.