“Sii il cambiamento che vuoi vedere nel mondo” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
Elayaraja Swaminathan born in Tamil Nadu in 1979. Is realist painter of rural Tamil Nadu , with a Masters degree in painting from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai, works in various mediums, oil on canvas being his stronghold.
Taking inspirations from great masters like Raja Ravi Varma, Elayaraja tries to capture the essence of Indian-ness and rural life in his works. Essentially painted in the realistic style of figuration, he builds the visual with sensitive light and shade play in the image and the protagonists, mainly women, seem to blend in the composition yet appear distinct and appealing.