Laxma Goud

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimension 72*72 inches
Year : 2018

Laxma Goud Artworks

Born in 1940 in Nizampur, Andhra Pradesh, K. Laxma Goud completed his diploma in Drawing and Painting from the Government School of Art and Architecture, Hyderabad, in 1963; he then went on to study Mural Painting and Printmaking at the Faculty of Fine Arts at M.S. University, Baroda, from 1963 to 1965. Goud displays versatility over a range of mediums, from printmaking, drawing, watercolour, gouache and pastels to glass painting and sculpture in bronze and terracotta. Over the many years of his artistic career, he is known to have moved from one medium to another with élan. Fellow artist T. Vaikuntam, in one of his interviews, reminisces that it was Laxma Goud who introduced him to the art of sketching and made him aware of the possibilities of this medium.

Impact on Indian Art

When one looks at Goud’s 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. Goud’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 Laxma Goud Artworks 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.

Awards and Recognition

In 2007, the exhibition, Laxma Goud 40 Years: A Retrospective was organized by Aicon Gallery, New York. Other recent solo shows of Goud’s work include Sculptures, Bronze and Terra-cottas at the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006; Recent Terracotta, Ceramic, Bronze Sculptures at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi, and Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2006; and those held at Aicon Gallery, New York, in 2003; and Grey Art Gallery, New York, in 2001-02. Some of the noted group shows in which his works have been features are From the Vault at Aicon Gallery, London and New York, in 2007; 17th Anniversary Show at Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata, in 2007; and Back to the Future at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2006. Goud’s work has also been a part of the São Paulo Biennale, Brazil, in 1977; and Indian Art Tomorrow at the Philips Collection, Washington D.C., in 1986.

Contemporary Indian Artist

Laxma Goud is truly a master of media, having achieved success with oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, ink, etching and sculpture in bronze and terracotta. Born in a village in Andhra Pradesh, he spent his childhood observing rural tradition and craft, such as leather puppetry and terracotta ornaments. These formative years are reflected in his principal artistic theme—the special earthiness and innocence of rural life in India.

Through his exquisitely colored paintings and drawings, art by Laxma Goud transports viewers to a rustic past where men in bright clothes and women with ornate jewelry revel among animals and lavish flora. He captures both the simplicity of these villagers and their unselfconscious eroticism. As he has aptly said, “There is eroticism in
nature itself.”

Laxma Goud received a diploma in painting from the University of Hyderabad, and he later studied mural painting and printmaking at M.S. University, Baroda. An iconic Indian artist, he has received a Padmashri Award, and he has exhibited in India and internationally, including in New York, Washington D.C. and São Paulo.



Dimensions 72 × 72 in

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