Laxman Aelay

The town of Kadirenigudem in Telangana is the centre of Laxman Aelay’s artistic universe. Charged with warmth and intimacy, the Hyderabad based artist’s atmospheric acrylics on canvas capture the spirit of this rural hamlet and its colourful people. Scenes from everyday life – a shepherd at work, womenfolk gathered in conversation and couples dressed in traditional garb – come to life in Aelay’s works, made all the more dramatic with a full-bodied palette and bold patterns.