Gods in Nature - Sumukha 02

by Ganapati Hegde
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Size: 24 x 24 inches
Medium: Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
Year: 2020


This artwork is being sold at a special price to raise money for India's fight against Covid-19. The special price is valid only till the campaign is running. The amount that will be donated upon purchase of this artwork is Rs. 16,000, which is 20% of the pre-tax gallery price. This entire amount will be transferred to GiveIndia or Hemkunt Foundation under your name. You can claim tax exemption for 50% of the donated amount under Section 80G in India. A certificate for the same will be shared with you shortly after your purchase. (Note: if you are a non-Indian citizen or resident, we will not be able to arrange for a tax exemption certificate, but the amount will still be donated under your name, and you will receive an acknowledgment receipt for the same).
  • ABOUT Ganapati Hegde

    Contemporary artist Ganapati Hegde's artworks portray the rapturously green and radiant landscape of coastal Karnataka, where he grew up. Teeming with indigenous plants, flowers, birds, animals and insects, his paintings depict half-real, half-imagined worlds, layered with fantastical and unexpected elements. Hegde’s otherworldly jungle is peopled by nature’s assorted denizens, from caterpillars and chameleons to monkeys, butterflies and squirrels, along with a profusion of foliage painted in bright blues, reds, greens and lavenders. There is an undercurrent of fable-like storytelling that enlivens each work, compelling a viewer to unravel its varied perspectives.

    With an obvious affinity for flora and fauna, Ganapati Hegde weaves natural elements together into ecstatic collages, formed by the playful juxtaposition of elements to create a bigger entity. In some works, the entities are reminiscent of various Indian gods and goddesses in a symbolic representation. In others, an animal might take centre stage in the visual allegory. The stance and attitude of the animal usually reflects human behaviour in a metaphorical manner.

    Ganapati Hegde has a Diploma in Art from the Ken School of Art, Bachelor of Art from Karnataka University and Master’s in Fine Arts (External) from Bengaluru Open University. He has won many awards throughout his career, including the 52nd National Award from Lalit Kala Academy and Camlin National Award from Camlin Art Foundation.

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