R.S Shakya

About Artist

R S Shakya’s landscapes have a poetic representation. His palette is usually restricted to earthy greens, reds, blues, purple. His originality is in his way of seeing and painting, and producing an aesthetically satisfying picture. Speaking about his works, the artist says, “My paintings are an attempt to depict various moods of nature, sometimes with affection and sometimes with cleverness. The colours seem to talk to me and appear to play all sorts of games with me and at times are able to bring me in communion with the almighty”. His paintings are, to a very large extent, inspired by the power of nature. His unique colour play coupled with fantastic brush strokes set him apart and give his paintings a natural and a powerful appeal. Shakya gives his creative best to his paintings making them masterpieces of sorts. Shakya was born in 1949 in Bhongaon, in UP. He is a Chitra Visharad, completed his Bachelor’s degree from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. The artist was honoured by the President of India in President House in 2007; the Kala Guru Samman by Kaalankan Prayas, Dhanbad, in 2003; the Camlin award for the Northern India Professional Artist Exhibition, in 2001. He was also awarded the 2nd All India Lokmanya Tilak, Pune; and AIFACS, New Delhi, in 1997. He has held several solo shows and group shows across the Country. His works has been included in many group shows in Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Lucknow Regional Centre, Lucknow; Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi; Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) show; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.

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About the Artist Description

R S Shakya’s landscapes have a poetic representation. His palette is usually restricted to earthy greens, reds, blues, purple. His originality is in his way of seeing and painting, and producing an aesthetically satisfying picture. Speaking about his works, the artist says, “My paintings are an attempt to depict various moods of nature, sometimes with affection and sometimes with cleverness. The colours seem to talk to me and appear to play all sorts of games with me and at times are able to bring me in communion with the almighty”. His paintings are, to a very large extent, inspired by the power of nature. His unique colour play coupled with fantastic brush strokes set him apart and give his paintings a natural and a powerful appeal. Shakya gives his creative best to his paintings making them masterpieces of sorts. Shakya was born in 1949 in Bhongaon, in UP. He is a Chitra Visharad, completed his Bachelor’s degree from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. The artist was honoured by the President of India in President House in 2007; the Kala Guru Samman by Kaalankan Prayas, Dhanbad, in 2003; the Camlin award for the Northern India Professional Artist Exhibition, in 2001. He was also awarded the 2nd All India Lokmanya Tilak, Pune; and AIFACS, New Delhi, in 1997. He has held several solo shows and group shows across the Country. His works has been included in many group shows in Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Lucknow Regional Centre, Lucknow; Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi; Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) show; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi; Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai.