KR Santhana Krishnan
Born in 1977, K.R. Santhana Krishnan is an internationally acclaimed artist, known for his vibrant and intriguing door paintings. Santhana grew up in Edappadi in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu, and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Government College of Fine Arts in Kumbakonam. He then did his Masters in Fine Arts from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai.
As a young student, studying in Kumbakonam, Chennai, artist Santhana Krishnan was fascinated by the ornate doors and thresholds he would walk past. His fascination for doors and entrances defied time and went on to become his muse. He pondered about the different worlds and lives that lay beyond these doors. Over the last 20 years, the artist has created more than 900 paintings with just one theme — doors. Doors in luminiscent colours, half open, urging the voyeur inside you!