Bhuwal Prasad was born in Azamgarh in 1987. He graduated from Faculty of Visual Arts BHU, Varanasi, in 2010 and completed his post graduation from College of Arts, Delhi in 2012.
Bhuwal started working with various forms of drawings and paintings from a very young age. Though he was deeply influenced by tribal art, the artist fell in love with the modernity of abstract art. He wanted to fuse the free flowing spirit of abstract art with the purity and simplicity of tribal paintings.
Following his instinct, Bhuwal started painting artworks that combine the beauty and serenity of the two, turning them into absolutely blissful paintings. Tribal art, that is based on simple line drawings and used by them to express their emotions and their stories, is made using natural colours and found objects. Tribal art is an extremely important part of Indian history. Bhuwal’s art is also made using numerous lines. He strikes a balance between colourful and monochromatic paintings and adorn them with various abstract elements. Thus, keeping them in their raw and natural form. In his own unique way, the artist is turning the traditional tribal art form into contemporary paintings.
Over the years, through his art, Bhuwal has experimented with different shapes, textures, materials, and colours. Recently he replaced his plain canvas with corrugated cardboard sheet, which gives a very interesting finish to his paintings. These sheets give him a unique texture to work with and the folds add a new dimension to his paintings. The set colour palette and fluid brush strokes create an illusion of repeating patterns in Bhuwal’s paintings. But in reality, on closely observing one can see unique shapes and varying lines.
Bhuwal Prasad is an award winning abstract artist, who is recognized for his colorful paintings with quirky shapes. He has showcased his works in numerous group and solo shows in India and internationally as well.