“My work is a reflection of all that I am, all that nature is and all the wonder that exists in our universe. However, what I see is a mass of form and colour, leaving only trace references of what it really is. Everything is abstract. Form is a myth.”
Born in 1965 in the small coastal town of Udupi in Karnataka, Gurudas Shenoy is an acclaimed artist with a career spanning over two decades. Having been born to senior artist G.S. Shenoy, he lived and breathed art since the day he was born, and developed a passion for the colours of nature at an early age. M.F. Husain, a close friend of his father’s, was a mentor, and has hugely inspired Gurudas Shenoy’s journey as an artist. He has held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group shows at leading art galleries in India, including several at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Guru constructs his works with free-flowing colours that takes precedence over lines and contours, capturing the transient effects of light. His works portray an overall visual effect, as opposed to details and his short brush strokes of mixed and unmixed paint brings about an intense vibration of polychromatic hues.
Known for his abstract and vibrant cityscapes, Gurudas Shenoy graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1988. Shenoy’s passion for nature and its brilliant hues, and cities with their vibrancy and multitude of stories, reflects in his paintings. Dexterous use of colours, lines, light and textures, forms the crux of his stunning abstract cityscapes, capturing the dynamism of architectural spaces with their historicity.