Gurudas Shenoy is a painter and muralist par excellence, having honed his skills with over two bdecades of art practice behind him. He is a well known personality not only in the cultural world of Bangalore, but also in the national and international art industries. He has held exhibitions of his work at leading art galleries in India, including the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, and his paintings have been shown in prominent showcases of Indian contemporary art by the State and Central Lalit Kala Academies. His style inimitably combines aspects of the traditional with the modern, and his work is driven by a deep interest in spatial experimentation – both two and three dimensional. This versatile artist lives and works in Bangalore.
In the ‘Urban Space’ series, Shenoy portrays a sensitive responsiveness to nature and its colours even as he captures the essential skylines of a cityscape. It is as if the urban scene is ensconced in the environment, becoming a reflection of its organic hues. The evocative layers of paint, delineated with elements of light and shade produce the effects of depth, volume and space. His passion for architectural forms is seen, with hints and suggestions of windows, balconies, walls and roofs. He makes a visual portrait of the city, extracting nuances of its character from memory and experience. Engaging with the history of a place, he contemplates on its rapidly changing present. The surfaces become a meeting point for the real and the abstract. The canvases seem to speak, spontaneously, when Shenoy’s brush comes in contact with them.