A V Ilango

The artist opines that his way of conceptualizing, as a mathematician, has contributed a lot to his artistic research. He values the linear quality in his oeuvre, and the development of a concept and the motif.

Each theme evolves in such a way that the presentation is distinguished from period to period or at the same time. Besides human figure, the artist has been studying for the past few years, the most familiar animals of the Indians. According to him, cows and bulls from the very idiom of primitive, folk and classical arts of India. The horns are highlighted. Alone or in a herd they are seen everywhere, in the countryside as well as in the metropolis. This series Bull and Beyond evoke meditative poses of bovine creatures rendered in earthy hues.



A.V. Ilango made his debut in 1973 on completing his Masters in Mathematics at the Bangalore University. Inspired by his childhood memories, he set off with a colourful palette. Awards:2002 - International Gold Medal at the Salon d’Automne, European Academy of Arts, Paris;2008 - Paramacharya Award by Info Network Management Co Ltd;2009 -International Artist Award, International Spring Salon 2009,Lyon, France; 2010 -President Association of British scholars, Chennai Chapter.