MURUKESON K C - 1944:
Born in Madurai received Art in the Government College of Arts, Chennai • 1969, Post Diploma in painting with a first class as well as the first rank All India Khadi Industrial Exhibition, Ceramic Design cum Modelling Competition • All India Exhibition at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore • Birla Academy of Art and Culture Annual Exhibition, Calcutta. Government Museum, Chennai • Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre • State Akadmi • Several corporate houses and private collectors
He was an alumnus of Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, and his teachers at the institution in 1963 were H.V. Ram Gopal, Anthony Doss, and the great pedagogue A.P. Santhanaraj. Murukeson is deeply indebted to Santhanaraj for his seminal influence on his abstraction. According to Murukeson, “It was Santhanaraj who evolved and developed abstraction in painting in the late 50s and early 60s, and his use of colours, space and light has left a deep impression on me.”
Articulating his concepts only through abstraction, Murukeson has completely negated figuration or realism. An encounter with his works initially leaves the viewer befuddled; because, visually it is impossible to fathom anything except a salad of brushstrokes and vibrant, intense chromas and tones.