He's mentioned in the Limca Book, and the Lord Himself owes him one. Meet Naga Raju at ICCR this week.
An exhibition of paintings by Naga Raju is on from 15th to 19th April, at ICCR Art Gallery. A collection of about 60 paintings in different media is on display.
Nagaraju hasn't stuck to one medium, theme or type - instead, his paintings are mostly figurative and partly abstract. He has used different media like acrylic on canvas, water colors and charcoal on paper, oil on canvas, thread on cloth, straws and twigs on cloth, and so on. Some paintings on Kashmiri women, Rajasthani women and other beautiful ladies are centers of major attraction with bright colors and hues.
Naga Raju was born in a family of cloth merchants, and is a self-taught artist, who's had high affinity for the brush and the canvas since his childhood. A talented upcoming artist, he likes experimenting. He had presented a Lord Venkateshwara portrait made of jari, to Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams, Tirupati, which was highly appreciated by the TTD. A piece of art on Radha Krishna using 24,100 beads which he had collected from Glucostick boxes (used to check blood sugar of diabetic patients), earned him a place in the Limca Book of Records in 2006.
For further details, please contact the ICCR Art Gallery at 2323-6398/2324-0035.