Babu Eshwar Prasad
Babu Eshwar Prasad is active/lives in India. Babu Prasad is known for painting.
Babu Eshwar Prasad
Biography from Saffronart
Babu Eshwar Prasad was born in 1968 in Karnataka. He finished his Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in painting at the College of Fine Arts, Bangalore in 1989 and received his Master's degree in printmaking from the Fine Arts Faculty of the MS University, Baroda in 1992. In 1989-91 he won the National Scholarship, Ministry of Human Resources and Development and worked under the supervision of the eminent artist K. Laxma Goud, whilst at Baroda.
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Prasad's paintings explore landscapes recalled and recreated through the mind's eye during dreams. Some critics have called these mystical and surreal pictures psychoscapes, or landscapes that have been touched and molded by the inner self and the alternative reality of dreams. The artist's mind creates and modifies visions of nature, transforming them into patterns and harmonious blends that no one else could imagine, let alone see.
There is also a certain nostalgic quality to these psychoscapes, as if the artist is trying to recall the stories and fantasies of his youth, which much to his disappointment have lost their magic when viewed through an adult lens.
Prasad's vocabulary has been describes as an "imagery exploring a psychic map, which he navigates with the amazement of a child, into a world of chimeras, sacred mountains, speaking trees and unknown waters." Often turning to the picture within a picture format, Prasad creates situations that are twisted away from the familiar, but yet not as far away as to be totally unrecognizable. Each form, figure or architectural and natural element is very clear to the viewer, and only transformed in the sense of the role it plays or the position it occupies. Everything that is expected is turned on its head and the artist has no qualms in painting a blood red sky or mountains that are bright yellow.
Babu Eshwar Prasad has participated in several group shows, including 7 of the Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy's annual shows from 1987 to 1993, four National Exhibitions in New Delhi from 1988 to 1991, two all India exhibitions at the Chitra Kala Parishath in Bangalore, the 1988 AIFACS Exhibition in New Delhi, the 1990 all India Drawing and Graphics Exhibition in Gulbarga and the 1993 Prints Today show at the Bangalore Alliance Francaise.
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