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Kandi Narsimlu

I was born in Kaslabad, in the Siddipet district of Telangana. My interest in art began very unexpectedly with the drawings I made for my science class. A teacher has discovered my talent, and I have always found myself more interested in drawing and painting than in pursuing my studies. By the time I was in the tenth grade, I was a signboard artist.

I have kept a very grounded approach to my art, using the folk and rural themes with a contemporary touch, drawing attention to the delicate expressions, clothing, jewelry, and lifestyle of my subjects. My paintings were influenced by the minimalist lines and spare style, typical of animation too. The geometric style which often appears in my work is a reflection of that part of my career, during my initial days. 

My works exemplify a group of women and sometimes men immersed in their routine work and leisure activities. The drapery designs and motives add a sort of movement and speed. As far as the colors I use in my paintings are concerned, the villagers worship many local gods and each god has different colored skin. I see the village people as innocent and feel the face of spirit reflected in them. Therefore, I like to use different colors to portray the faces of the villagers. I don`t deliberately mix colors or use too much texturing, because I think the simplicity reflects the kind of people my subjects are.

With the increasing fondness for neutral fashion trends, the village's youngsters seldom indulge in traditional styles. Consequently, I actively participate in rejuvenating the village's charm, I recall. I feel my job is to record the story of my culture and tell their stories. I use art to keep the community`s culture alive and that is what I see as my greatest motivating force. I`m also told that my paintings have a range and that`s only because these are my people and this is my culture. I get a lot of joy and satisfaction from painting my culture.

2017 - Special to Invite to Sasaran International Art festival, Malaysia.

2016 - Won an award at All India Painting Competition (Bathukamma special), by Govt. of Telangana, India.

2011 - Won Gold Medal at All India Painting Exhibition, by Hyderabad Art Society, India.

2011 - Award from Chitramayee, State Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad, India.

2010 - Award from Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad, India.

2010 - Award from Kalala Telangana, conducted by Kakatiya NRI’s Forum.

2010 - Award from Chitramayee, State Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad, India.

2010 - Award from The Hyderabad Art Society, India.


Featured artworks of the artist

Village couple (KN-180)

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Village couple (KN-228)

110000.00

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Village couple KN-239 AB (Pair)

50000.00

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Village couple going to the farm

72000.00

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Casual outing - I

117000.00

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Hyderabad
9
Works on Majcaka
46
Total Shows

Major shows

  • 2015 - Solo show "Rural Whispers" by Aalankritha Art gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2014 - Solo show "2D/3D (Painting and Sculptures)" by Gallery G, Bangalore, India.

  • 2013 - Solo show "Rural Excerpts" by Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2011 - Solo show "Rustic Reflections" by Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2019- Group show "Kritagya" at Rajeswar Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2019- Group show at Kritagya Rajeswar Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2018- Group show "Cutting Edge" by Aalankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2018- "Affordable art with a heart - Season 2" by Gati Kwe, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2018 - Group show "A Theatre-Art festival" by Hyatt Regency Lucknow, India.

  • 2018 - Group show "Wall with Stories (Maadhyam)", Taj West End, Bengaluru, India.

  • 2017- Group show"Affordable art with a heart - Season 1" by Gati Kwe Hyderabad, India.

  • 2017 - Group show "Within-Reach" by Gallerie Nvya, New Delhi, India.

  • 2017- Group show "Summer Stories" by Gallery Space, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2016 - Group show "Visible Visages" by Gallery Veda, Chennai, India.

  • 2016 - Group show "Out of the frame" by Aalankritha Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2016 - Group show "Colours of Deccan Art" 2 Day Gallery, Pune, India.

  • 2016 - Group show "Affordable Art" by Gallery Space, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2015 - Group show at Daira Art Centre, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2015- Group show "Art Fete", HAS and Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad,India.

  • 2015 - Group show "Telangana Rangula Pallaki" by Reves The Art Gallery, Bangalore, India.

  • 2015 - Group show "A tale of 4 Cities" by DD Art Space and ICCR Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

  • 2014 - Group show "Art as investment - 2" at Tamkanat Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2014 - Group show for Hud hud fund rising, by Gallery Space, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2014 - Group shows “art@telangana” at 1. Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, India. 2. Metropolis World Congress, Novotel, Hyderabad, India. 3. Muse Art Gallery, Hyderabad,India.

  • 2014 - Group show "Ankitam" by State Art Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad,India.

  • 2014 - Group show "Kotta Panduga" by State Art Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2014 - Group show "Brush strokes" by colourentice.com at Taj Deccan, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2014 - Group show "A Maestro" by Gallery Space, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2014 - Group show "Contemporaries of Hyderabad" by Tamkanat Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2013 - Group show "Rhythm of Colour", Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.

  • 2013 - Group show at State Art Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad,India.

  • 2013 - Group show "India Art Festival and Contemporary Art fair", Mumbai, India.

  • 2012 - Group show at Gallery Space, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2012 - Group show at Sublime Galleria, Bangalore, India.

  • 2012 - Group show "The Mute Shall Talk", Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise. Presented by Blue Art Gallery, New Delhi, India.

  • 2012 - Group show at Gallery Space, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2012 - Group show ”Rejoicing in Artists”, AKS Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

  • 2012 - Group show ”Rejoicing in Artists”, Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, India.

  • 2012 and 2011 - Group show at Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore, India.

  • 2011 - Group show ”Transformation” at Genesis Art Gallery, Kolkata, India.

  • 2011 - Group show ”The Emerging Palette”, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India.

  • 2011 - Group show “Hi - Times” India Fine Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.

  • 2010 - Group show at State Art Gallery of Fine Art, Hyderabad, India

  • 1997 - Group show at J.N.T.U. Art Gallery, Masab Tank, Hyderabad, India.

Works in focus

Village couple KN-259

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Gaze (KN-242)

22,000

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Village couple (KN-228)

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Village couple conversing (KN-214)

75,000

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Telangana rural couple - III (2 pieces)

1,60,000

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Village couple masks

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Evening conversation

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Village man - II

40,000

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Casual outing - I

1,17,000

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