Laxman Aelay
Laxman Aelay
Hyderabad India
About Me

Laxman Aelay was a much sought after and admired designer and illustrator in the Telegu literary circles; he did his work to earn a living. Before this he even painted signboards. However, the creative artist in him, compelled him to undergo a regular study of painting. Hence, he joined the College of Fine Arts at Hyderabad and after that he took up full time freelance painting. His paintings are nostalgic depictions of the rural miliea in which he grew up. The lives of people in his poverty striken village, Kadirenigudem, a hamlet in Nalgonda district, near Hyderabad, has so far been the source of his inspiration. His paintings are a reflection of life in this village; tall dark men mainly shepherds, women clad in sarees, engaged in household work; all different facts of life in his village.


1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad


2008 ‘The River Underneath’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2006 ‘Moods and Colors’, Fida Art Gallery, Singapore
2005 ‘Song of the Village’, Apparao Galleries, Chennai
2004 ‘Charismatic Contours’, Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
1999 ‘Images of Kadirenigudem’, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2011 Melange, The Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata
2010 Black is Beautiful, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2009 Sacred and Secular, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2009 Roopa Bheda, Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2009 Entity, MEC Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 Stellar Configuration, presented by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2008 From Beyond The Vindhyas, Ganges Art, Kolkata
2008 ‘Symphony of Colors’, organized by Art Panache and ABN AMRO, Gurgaon
2008 ‘Colors of Hyderabad’, Canvas Art Gallery, Kolkata
2008 ‘Awakening the Spirit’, Collection of 37 Indian Artists, The Art, New Delhi
2007 ‘Deccani Parlance’, An Exhibition of Drawings by Andhra Artists at Kaleidoscope, Baroda
2007 ‘Paper Love’, India Fine Art, Mumbai
2007 ‘Beyond Boundaries’, Mahua Art Gallery, Bangalore
2007 ‘Kaleidoscope’, organized by Ayya Art Galleries at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai
2007 ‘A P Art of the Habitat’, Leela Lounge, New York
2007 ‘Art for Prabhat’, Charity Show, New Delhi
2007 ‘Art for Freedom’, organized by Point of View Art Gallery at The Sheraton, Washington D. C
2007 Organized by Nouveau at ITC Marriot, New Delhi
2007 Organized by Nouveau at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata
2007 Organized by Nouveau at Leela Kempenski, Bangalore
2007 ‘High on Hyderabad’, Jamaat Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 ‘Emerging India’, organized by Art Alive Gallery and S. A. Fine Arts, London at The Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
2007 ‘Sounds of the Brush’, Inaugural Show, Gallery Hues, Bangalore
2007 ‘Figurative Aesthetics’, Inaugural Show, Hyderabad Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2007 ‘Convergence’, Art Pilgrim, Gurgaon
2007 ‘By the Waves’, MEC Gallery, New Delhi
2007 Rising Of The Phoneix: A Tribute To Livelihood, Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad
2007 Organized by Art Elements in association with BNP Paribas
2007 The Galleria, New Delhi
2006 ‘Mapping the South’, organized by Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore and at Regional Centre, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai
2006 ‘India Ink’, Stonescene Gallery, New York
2006 ‘Reflections’, Art Elements Gallery, New Delhi
2006 ‘Deccan Command’, organized by Shrishti Art Gallery at Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 ‘Tryst with Telangana’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2005 ‘Still Waters Run Deep’, Haceinda Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 Graphic Portfolio of 20 Artists, organized by Gallery Space, Hyderabad
2005 Harvest Show at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai
2005 ‘In Short’, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 ‘Divine Inspiration’, Hacienda Art Gallery, Mumbai
2005 ‘In the Creative Process’, presented by Prakrit Arts at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2005 Gallery Space, Hyderabad
2005 ‘Mapping the South’, organized by Vinyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi
2004 Moods, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
2004 Sponsored by Art Pilgrim at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2004 1st Anniversary Exhibition, Sara Arakkal, Bangalore
2004 ‘Art For Vision’, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi
2004 ‘Hyderabad with Love’, presented by India Fine Art at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and Mumbai Art Gallery, Mumbai, Nehru Centre, Mumbai
2004 ‘Black and White, White and Black’, Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
2004 A Charity Art Show for Passages at Art and Soul Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 Group Show of Hyderabad Artists at India Art Gallery, Pune
2003 Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda
2003 Gallery Ganesha, New Delhi
2003 Group Show with Indian and Danish artists in Denmark at Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Vejle Kunstforening, Musikhust, Esbjerg, Pashuset, Nykobing Sj, Teko Centre, Herming, Lands by Galleriet, Timring, Thorasmindu, Laurentsvej, Roskilde Kunstforening, Roskilde
2002-03 International Group Show with Indian Danish Artists ‘Cross Currents’, in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pondicherry
2001’Tradition to Modernity’, Fulda, Germany
2000 7th Group show at the Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad
1999 The Indian Council of Cultural Relations Art Gallery, Hyderabad
1999 ‘Contemporary Deccan: A New Generations of Artists’, C.C.M.B, Hyderabad
1995 ‘Tana’, Art Chicago, USA

2009 Entity, Annual Exhibition, M.E.C Art Gallery, New Delhi
2007 Annual Exhibition, Sara Arrakkal Art Gallery, Bangalore
2006 National Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Bhopal
2005 International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
2004 ‘Harvest 2004’, organized by Arushi Arts at Visual Art Gallery, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi
2003 National Art Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Kochi
2001 National Art Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Academy, Ahmedabad
2001 Regional Art Exhibition conducted by Lalit Kala Academy, Kochi


1995 Annual Exhibition, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad
1993 Gold Medal for Painting Competition conducted by Konaseema Chitrakala Parishath, Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
1987 Bronze Medal in the Painting Competition conducted by Amateur Artist Association, Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh

ARTWORKS BY Laxman Aelay
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