Santhana Krishnan Paintings - Artist Profile
Santhana Krishnan is an alumnus of Government College of Fine Arts. Santhana has been fascinated with doors since his early childhood.
As a child, Santhana would cycle around the town, admiring the closed, open and half open doors. Observing the frames, lit with the lights from the backyard. He found them captivating, poetic and mysterious. Santhana cleverly captures this mysterious, transformative aspect in his paintings. The doors in Santhana’s paintings are almost always open, opening a chute into the lives of those, who live behind them. His paintings take you to the quaint town of Kumbakonam. Peeling walls, advertisements of popular eats and soft drinks, STD booths and so on evoke a sense of déjÀ vu in spectators.
He has an experience of over 20 years and has showcased his paintings in numerous solo and group shows in India and internationally.