Suraj Kumar Kashi was born in 1976 in a village of Jumui district in Bihar. He received his Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, from the Art College, Patna, and Master’s degree from the College of Art, Delhi University in 2003.
Suraj’s experiences of the rural, semi-urban, and city life had an indelible impact on him. He focused his efforts on developing a signature style which is drawn from his various experiences of living in the village, towns, and cities. His paintings are surreal, and each time he brings about a new theme, a story full of interesting characters, morphs into something entirely different. The viewer’s mind and eyes are always moving and capture the show that is his canvas!
His colour palette comprises of bright and pastel colours and his paintings resonate with magical realism. His subjects; realistic human figures are often seen dancing, their heads are replaced by giant beautiful blossoming flowers, and their arms or dresses are made out of feathers.
Suraj has showcased his works in major Indian cities in group and solo shows. He has also exhibited his works in many shows across the globe.