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'MARRIAGE OF FISHES' , 2012 Oil On Canvas 80'' X 84'' © Courtesy of the artist & Art Musings
'BIRD TAMER IN AN UNINTENTIONAL ANIMAL COUNTRY' , 2013 Watercolour On Paper 45'' X 57'' © Courtesy of the artist & Art Musings
Abduction, men abducting savage, 2010 Oil On Canvas 48" X 34" © Courtesy of Gopikrishna and Art Musings
'MAN HANGING TROPHY' , 2011 Oil On Canvas 60'' X 42'' © Courtesy of the artist & Art Musings
through the same dry life i travel on and on , 2012 Watercolour On Paper 45 X 36 Inches © Gopikrishna
goat-turtles of the moving forest , 2013 Oil 19 X23 Inches © Gopikrishna
mahout eating custard apple , 2013 Oil 19 X 23 In © Gopikrishna
moth-man , 2012 Watercolor 44x36 Inches © Gopikrishna
master and dog quenching thirst , 2013 19 X 23inches © Gopikrishna
fisherman of the forest Oil 78x62 Inches © Gopikrishna
trophy collecter Oil 60x43 Inches © Gopikrishna
reclamation project Conte Drawing On Paper 44x36 Inches © Gopikrishna
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Trivandrum , India
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Gopikrishna completed his BFA from the College of Art, Trivandrum, 1987 and his MFA from the College of Art, New Delhi, 1989. His paintings appear as though they were pages from a book of fairytales. In his surrealistic canvas, one can witness the ordinary and the impossible, unity and solitude, illumination and darkness. He won the Kerala State Award for Drawing from the Lalit Kala Akademi, 2000 and the All India Fine Arts Society Award, 2002. The artist’s solo exhibitions include Cave in the Metropolis, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2006 and Dream Conservatory, 2007 and Carnival of Rising Emotions in 2010 with Art Musings, Mumbai. He has also participated in several important group shows in India, Singapore, Amsterdam and New York. The artist lives and works in Trivandrum.

Gopikrishna CV

Born in 1965,Trivandrum, Kerala, India.


1995 Master of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi
1987 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, Kerala

Solo shows

2010 'Carnival of Rising Emotions', Art Musings, Mumbai
2009 'Gopikrishna: A Personal Mythology', The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2007 ‘Dream Conservatory’, Art Musings, Mumbai
2006 ‘The Cave in the Metropolis’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 ‘Swan and other paintings’, Inaugural Show, Kashi Art Gallery, Mattanchery, Kerala
2002 ‘Turtle Hatchery’, Kashi Art Café, Kochi, Kerala
2001 ‘Secret Energy’, Kashi Art Café, Kochi, Kerala
2000 ‘Gates to Decivilization’, Durbar Hall, Kerala
1996 ‘Beyond the Known’, Museum Gallery, Trivandrum, Kerala
1989 College of Fine Arts Gallery, Trivandrum, Kerala

Group shows

2009 'The Human Animal', jointly presented by Gallery Threshold and Arts I (Religare Arts Initiative) at Gallery Threshold, New Delhi
2005 ‘Double Enders’, A Traveling Show at Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore,Kochi
2002 'Indian Contemporary Art', Gallery Lombardi, Texas, USA
2001 Bose Pacia Modern Prize for Contemporary Art Show, New York
2000 ‘Exile and Longing’, Lakeeren Contemporary Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Schoo’s Gallery, Amsterdam


2011 'The Intuitive: Logic Revisted', from the Osians Collection at The World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
2010 'Art Celebrates 2010: Sports and the City', represented by Art Alive Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi to coincide with the hosting of the Commonwealth Games
2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain presented by curator Bose Krishnamachari for 'Panoroma: India'
2008 Art Singapore, Singapore
2007 'Ten Light Years', Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala


2002 Award for Drawing, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi
2001 Runner up, Bose Pacia Modern Prize for Contemporary Art, New York
2000 State Award for Painting, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy

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