Gnana is a relentless creator. Of Indian origin, Gnana is one of Singapore’s leading artists. He paints, sculpts and creates conceptual installations. He has obtained a highly-captivated audience in the Lion City and internationally, for the aesthetic and conceptual niche that he has created for himself within the ever-competitive dynamics and economics of urban art-making.
Some of Gnana’s works are in the collection of the former President of the Republic of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum of the National Heritage Board and the current Ambassador of India to the UAE. Gnana is a recipient of the LASALLE Scholarship of the LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore), from where he received his formal training in the art of painting. Gnana was granted the honour of being selected (in 2005) to undertake a project commissioned by Singapore’s Ascendas to create 14 large-scaled paintings within an abstract expressionistic motivation for the International Tech Park in Chennai.
Gnana is an active member of the Singapore Sculpture Society and the Singapore Art Society, through which he has travelled extensively as part of creative teams that represent Singapore in International Group Exhibitions. Gnana made his debut in New York in 2011 and he continues to present his works via solo shows and group exhibitions in Singapore, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai and other select cities of the world. It is essential to note that Gnana is an unsung mentor for a large number of emerging artists in Singapore.