“My heart and mind are filled with nature, at every moment. It is a wonderful experience; this love and awe that provoke my ever creative and anxious mind to penetrate the reality that lies beyond our vista. Thus, my canvases mirror my mind’s journey through Nature – not as realistic landscapes or seascapes, but planes of colours creating an esoteric aura on a transcendental level. For two decades, my concept has been evolving unilaterally with mere technical innovation and a different exploitation of hues.”
Born in 1938 in Tirucharapalli in Tamil Nadu, K.M. Adimoolam moved to Chennai in 1960 where he enrolled at the Government School of Arts and Crafts. After completing a Diploma in Advanced Painting in 1966, he began to work on a series of black and white portraits of Mahatma Gandhi. Adimoolam sketched almost a hundred drawings covering 60 years of Gandhi’s life.