New Delhi, India – Krishnapriya, an accomplished artist celebrated for her mastery of mixed media paintings, has been bestowed with the esteemed 6th Raja Ravi Varma Chitrakar Samman-Chitranjali Award for the year 2023. This distinguished recognition was conferred upon her in celebration of the 175th birth anniversary of the legendary artist Raja Ravi Varma. The award ceremony, organized by Megh Mandal Sansthan, a Rajasthan-based NGO in association with Kendra Lalitha Kala Academy, took place on September 5, 2023, at the prestigious Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in Janpath, New Delhi. The award was presented by Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, the Honorable Governor of Kerala.
Krishnapriya’s journey as an artist has been marked by an unwavering passion for expressive artistry and a unique dedication to mixed media creations. Her introduction to the world of mixed media during a residency in Bhuj, Gujarat, in 2018, ignited her artistic vision. Since then, she has seamlessly blended diverse textures and materials to create artworks that redefine beauty and celebrate the human experience.
Krishnapriya’s artistic style, characterized by eclecticism, expressiveness, and the tactile dimension of textures, is deeply influenced by renowned figures like Louise Nevelson and Robert Rauschenberg. Her creative process involves assembling diverse materials, including aged book pages, textiles, and discovered artifacts, and layering them with acrylics, ink, and metallic elements to craft artworks that possess a unique fusion of visual and tactile depths.
One of her standout masterpieces, “The Shores of Dwaraka – Krishna’s Lost Land,” encapsulates the resilience of the human spirit amidst adversity, framed within her unwavering devotion to Lord Krishna. Krishnapriya’s ability to symbolically convey the emergence of beauty from fragments through the integration of discarded objects offers a narrative that deeply resonates with her audience.
In her forward-looking perspective, Krishnapriya envisions near-term collaborations with local sculptors and aspires to curate a mobile exhibition showcasing the global potential of mixed media artistry. Her dedication to enriching public spaces with her installations and collaborations with architects underscores her aspirational trajectory.
Krishnapriya’s commitment to her craft and her ability to unearth beauty in unexpected domains has earned her this prestigious accolade. She actively shares her artistic journey and creations through her Instagram presence (@artist.krishnapriya) and Facebook, engaging her audience and expanding her reach.
All proceeds from Krishnapriya’s art go to charitable causes, reflecting her deep commitment to making a positive impact on society. Her art celebrates her devotion to Lord Krishna while simultaneously exploring the gamut of human experiences, redefining conventional notions of beauty.
Krishnapriya, an award-winning mixed media artist born in Guruvayur, and currently based in Trivandrum, Kerala, is renowned for her innovative and expressive artworks. With a profound devotion to Lord Krishna, she creates masterpieces that redefine conventional notions of beauty and celebrate the diverse spectrum of human experiences. Krishnapriya actively shares her artistic journey and engages her audience through her social media platforms, contributing to charitable causes with all proceeds from her art.
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