Born in Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh in 1979, Ramesh Gorjala studied at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in painting. His work focuses on traditional Indian heritage and culture, through sensitive and detailed mythological portrayals of various Indian gods and goddesses.
Gorjala works with a delicate and intricate technique, portraying his spiritual take on the subjects of Indian mythology through both his imagery and his process. His use of a palette dominated by gold, red, and green creates a very rich and natural feel in each of his paintings, and the moods that he is able to create and convey add an antiquated yet contemporary dynamic to his work.
His subjects, mainly the gods, goddesses, and mythical forms of the South Asian pantheon, include Hanuman, Vishnu and Buddha, and are all painted with great sensitivity and attention to detail. Gorjala does not necessarily restrict himself to a single, large protagonist in his pieces. Instead, he integrates subjects, mixing not only one figure, but multiple images all unified into a broader character. This is sometimes brought together by fragments of text, usually in the background of his surfaces, adding a new dimension to them. Another repeated element in his work is the checkerboard pattern of black and shades of white and grey in the background, adding a noel and modern twist to pieces that have a largely traditional and spiritual feel.
Ramesh is one of the blessed artists in India with his unique style of portraying Indian Mythology. The depth of his knowledge in puranas and ancient Indian tradition is remarkable. His unique way of handling big canvases with a lot of intricate detailing mesmerizes the viewer.
2000 - Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award from the Victoria Technical Institute (V.T.I.), Chennai.
2002 - State Award from the A.P. Crafts Council.
2013 – Solo show `Aadi Anaadi`, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2012 - Solo show `The Sacred Icon; A Modern Revelation`, Nvya Gallery, New Delhi
2011 - Solo show `Neela Varnam`, Indian Fine Art, Mumbai
2011 - Solo show `The eye of Faith`, Hyderabad
2010 - Solo show ‘Mythological Metaphor’ at Chawla Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 - Solo show `Divine Opulence` Indian Artz, Singapore
2008 - Solo show `Swarnamukhi, The River Within`, Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi
2008 - Solo show `Divinity`, Alankritha Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2007 - Solo show ‘Embracing Modernity’ at Mon Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 - Solo show Renaissance Art Gallery, Bangalore