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A. Murugesan

Born in Tamil Nadu, India, drawing was a passion for me from my early schooldays. Driven by this passion, I completed a course in drawing from a reputed school in Chennai through correspondence. During my working life I had a chance to visit and experience life in different countries thanks to my wife's diplomatic career.

I was deeply impressed by the Dutch school of painting while in Holland where I joined the Art School in Koorenhuis, Centre for Art and Culture, in The Hague. After completing the basic art course wherein I had fun learning all the mediums,I moved to watercolours and learnt the medium for a year. Since then I have been painting, as we moved on, in different countries.

Starting with Holland, my paintings capture landscapes as we continued our journey through Zambia, Ukraine, India, Great Britain, Germany and now Suriname!

Past Exhibitions: 1. May 19-15, 2006 at the University of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine (Group Exhibition)

2. April 16-19,2009 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, UK “Watercolour Journeys” (Solo Exhibition)

3. June 23-03 July 2009 at the Nehru Centre, London, UK “Magical Lands: Magical Landscapes” (Solo Exhibition)

4. December 19, 2011-26 February, 2012 at Courtyard Marriot, Hamburg, Germany “Art without Borders” (Group Exhibition)

5. August 08-11, 2014 at De Hall, Paramaribo, Suriname “Beyond Horizons” (Solo Exhibition)

6. October 22-24, 2015 at the Bharat Bhavan, Paramaribo, Suriname, “Open House” (Solo Exhibition)

7. October 30-07 November, 2015, National Art Exhibition, Paramaribo, Suriname.

Artist's Statement: 'The freshness and immediacy of watercolours, their translucency and vibrancy always attracted me, Though difficult to master, watercolour kindles my passion and throws a challenge every time I approach the paper with paint. I hope you enjoy the paintings as much I enjoyed painting them!

My Blog:muruarts.blogspot.com

Email: murugesan18@gmail.com

 
 

 

 

 

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