About the Artist

A highly accomplished and versatile creative artist and painter with over five decades of proven, rich experience Ragunath specializes in various facets of oriental art, viz. creative visual interpretations from rare epics from India; and lifelike depiction of real Indian nature sceneries, mythological episodes, ancient and modern cultural/historical imagery and the varied and multi-cultural lifestyles of the Region.

Born in 1941 in a traditional South Indian family ambiance in Pinjai, in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, he opted for specialist art education and training, after completing his formal academic studies. He underwent rigorous training in the Government of school of Arts, in Kumbakonam and was successfully awarded an advanced Diploma. Thanjavur was and still is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, where artistic traditions enjoyed royal patronage. Having grown up in a rich cultural milieu of the times, he has deeply imbibed the intricate nuances of traditional art forms.

His art interpretations are well known for the rare and fine balance of his pieces of art. His work consists of figurative compositions that explore the several hues of human relationships and emotions.

Ragunath’s work has been on display at a few major galleries in Chennai, including Lakshmi Ethiraj Art Gallery, United Brothers Art Gallery, and the like. His Exhibitions have been very favorably reviewed by the erudite Art critics and reviewers in Chennai. His works are reflections of not only the times but also the mind and hearts of the people in the world. His paintings exhibit realistic impressions of beauty, harmony, fine balance, rich colors which are constantly imprinted on his inner vision and emerge as color forms on canvas.

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Endowed with high realistic and creative visualization skills he is capable of wonderfully blending the hues and colors to make his oil paintings a visual treat.

Ragunath Venkatraman

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Works by Ragunath Venkatraman