Jayaraj S
Jayaraj S
Chennai India
About Me

As an Artist:
I am a professional contemporary artist. I passed out from the Government College of Arts, Chennai, India with specialisation in human anatomy which has inspired my hundreds of sketches and paintings. I am intimately familiar with the rural India through my association with development projects over two decades. I have travelled across the length and breadth of the country and closely observed the lives of rural people of India. As an artist, I am mesmerized by the Indian rural life and culture, I have captured fleeting expressions and multifarious moods of rural folks, especially women. The mud plastered walls, uneven roads and bullock carts – all find place in my artworks along with soulful expressions of people.
I strive to bring out the misery of these “voiceless and choice less people”, especially the rural women, through my drawings and paintings.
I have done a series of paintings on the title – “Faces of Rural Folk” which has captured the agony and ecstasy of everyday rural life on my canvas. This travelling series of exhibition has been exhibited in Chennai, Hyderabad, Pondichery and Bangalore.

Education

BSc Visual Communication Design from Government College of Arts, Chennai (1980-1985)

Events/Exhibitions

Past Art Exhibitions:

o   Looking Back Solo Show, Tangerine, Bangalore (2014)

o   Group Show - IBA Gallery, Chennai (2013)

o   Blue Group Show, Bhubaneshwar (2013)

o   Group Show - Waterscapes - Muse art gallery, Hyderabad (2013)

o   Group Show, Tangerine, Bangalore (2013)

o   Group Show on Mother Teresa - Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai (2012)

o   Group Show on Rural Faces - Lakshana Art Gallery, Chennai (2012)

o   Group Show - Namma Chennai ECR - Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai (2012)

o   Group Show on Mother Teresa - Goa and New Delhi (2012)

o   Participated in Different Strokes 2012, Group Exhibition organised by GLRA at LalitKala Academi, Chennai (2012)

o   Group Show - Waterscapes - Muse art gallery, Hotel Marriott, Hyderabad (2012)

o   Solo exhibition, Tangerine, Bangalore (2012)

o   Participation - Re-Start Earth- Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai (2012)

o   Group exhibition - Water-The Thread of Life- Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2012)

o   Group exhibition-Rural Rendezvous, Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai (2012)

o   Participated in Kala Samaavesha, National Group Exhibition, Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bangalore (2012)

o   Group exhibition, Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai (2011)

o   Group exhibition, Labernum & Indigo Gallery, Cholamandal Artists Village, Chennai (2011)

o   Solo exhibition, Tangerine, Chennai (2011)

o   Group exhibition, Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2011)

o   Group exhibition on Mother Teresa, Kolkata (2011)

o   Solo exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Pondichery (2010)

o   Group exhibition, La Galerie D’ Expression, Chennai (2010)

o   Solo exhibition, Renaissance Gallerie, Bangalore (2009)

o   Solo exhibition, Tangerine, Chennai (2009)

o   Solo exhibition, Alliance Francaise, Pondichery (2008)

o   Solo exhibition, Dakshina Chitra Art Gallery, Chennai (2008)

o   Group exhibition organized by The Indian Artists Network, Mumbai at Indonesia (2008)

o   Group exhibition, Vinyasa Art Gallery, Chennai (2008)

o   Solo exhibition, Lakshana Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2007)

o   Solo exhibition, Lakshana Art Gallery, Chennai (2007)

o   Group exhibition with European artists, Vienna, Austria (1992)

o   Exhibition of drawings and photographs, Fisher Folk of the Bay, Alliance Francaise, Chennai (1991) organized by FAO and Alliance Francaise.

Awards/Honors

- Doctor of Honours, International University for Medicines, Sri Lanka (2012
- Pride of India Award, Bangalore (2012)
- National Achievement Award for Best Artist, New Delhi (2010)
- Eminent Citizen of India Award, New Delhi (2010)
- Bharat Gaurav Award, New Delhi (2010)
- Best Citizens of India Award, New Delhi (2010).
- Best Multifaceted Media Artist Award, Chennai (2009).
- Rashtriya Vikas Ratan Award and Gold Medal, New Delhi (2009)
- International Gold Star Award at Indo-Thai Friendship Banquet, Bangkok, Thailand (2009).
- Rashtriya Gaurav Award, New Delhi (2009).
- Awarded by renowned artist Mr. M.F. Hussain as the Best Artist in an Art Competition conducted by International Airport Authority of India (1987). Won the First Prize and the Second Prize.
- Best Student Award - 1985 (College of Arts, Chennai).

ARTWORKS BY Jayaraj S
Fruit Seller
Product Code: CE100355 Size: 12" X 16" Medium: Mixed Media Price : INR 30000
Folk Dancer
Product Code: CE100354 Size: 12" X 16" Medium: Acrylic on Paper Board Price : INR 24000
Figurative 4
Product Code: CE100353 Size: 12" X 16" Medium: Acrylic on Paper Board Price : INR 24000