MD Rustum
MD Rustum
Medak India
About Me

When one looks at Rustums work, rustic, raw, and potent might be the first words that come to mind. His portraits of men and women represent the dynamic Indian ethos rather than particular individual identities. A recurrent theme with the artist is that of the erotic, treated as an active and powerful aspect of male and female sexuality and existence. Rustum’s work is dramatic; his protagonists are raw and vivacious in their appeal, imbibed with energy that reverberates through his strokes and textures. Most of Rustum’s art is centered on the rural, recreating landscapes from his childhood as if they were frozen in time. In the artist’s later work, his figures turn softer, more introspective than brash in their outlook.
Recently, the artist has worked on a series of lush landscapes in vivid colors reminiscent of his youth spent in rural Andhra Pradesh. Like most of the artist’s work, these are generally executed in a miniature format, in what is perhaps an attempt to create an intimate atmosphere in which the viewer can engage directly with his creations.

Education

MVA (PAINTING) D.M.S, Mysore, B.F.A (Painting) D.M.S, Mysore
TTC (Distinction)
Drawing Higher

Events/Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 ICCR art Gallery, Hyderabad
2008 Chitramai State art Gallery, Hyderabad
2005 ICCR art Gallery, Hyderabad
2004 Rustum art Gallery, Siddipet
2003 Rustum art Gallery, Siddipet

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011 ICCR art Gallery, Hyderabad
2010 Rustum Art Gallery, Siddipet
2009 Rustum Art Exhibition, Siddipet
2008 Lepakshi Art Exhibition, State art Gallery, Hyderabad
2007 All India art Exhibition, HAS
2005 ICC Art Gallery, One men show
2004 State Art Gallery, Madhpur, Hyderabad
2003 AIFACS, New Delhi, RT Exhibition
2002 Art Exhibition Kalabhavan, Siddipet
2001 All India Art Exhibition, HAS
2000 Orissa Cyclone benefit Art Exhibition, HAS, Hyderabad
2000 Potti Sriramulu Telugu university Art Exhibition, Hyderabad
1999 Avantika A group of Contemporary Art Exhibition, New Delhi
1999 Konaseema Chitra kala Parishad, Art Exhibition Amalapuram
1998 JNTU Art Exhibition, Hyderabad
1996 All India Art Exhibition, Hyderabad, Art Society

Awards/Honors

2007 State Best Drawing Master Award, CM. Govt of A.P
2006 Best drawing master Islamia college of education, Siddipet
2002 Seva Award Lalitha kalasamiti, Siddipet
2001 Ugadi Puraskaram Golden Welfare Association, Siddipet
1999 Best Drawing Master Award, Medak District, Collector, Govt of A.P
1998 Konaseema Chitra kalaparishad, Amalapuram, A National Award
1997 Avantika Indian Contemporary Award, New Delhi
1997 AlFACS Highly commendable Certificate, HAS, Hyderabad

ARTWORKS BY MD Rustum
Radha Krishna
Product Code: CE101159 Size: 24" X 36" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price : INR 110000
Singaram
Product Code: CE101158 Size: 33" X 36" Medium: Oil on Canvas Price : INR 160000
Bathukamma
Product Code: CE101157 Size: 30" X 24" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Price : INR 101000