K. P. Reji

K. P. Reji

Reji's paintings exude a matter of fact quality. His use of bold, slightly rounded figuration constructs a naïve style reminiscent of Gauguin. Despite - or perhaps because of - their apparent simplicity, his paintings are enigmatic and the motifs he engenders are difficult to decipher. His work is multifaceted and complex in its analysis of the individual's relationship to his external environment. Often political in inflection, his canvases explore the connection between psychological states of mind and socio-political behavior. 

Born in Kerala, Reji completed both B.F.A. and M.F.A in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. Since then, he has participated in many artist camps, exhibitions and workshops. In 2000 he held a solo exhibition at Zen Studio Gallery and he has exhibited at 'Words and Images', Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2002 and 'Studio The Guild', The Guild, Mumbai. K.P. Reji currently resides in Baroda.

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