C. Douglas

Douglas express emotions through lines, colours and abstracted forms. In his works, which imbibe all his various experiences- from Kerala to Cholamandal to West Germany and back, he arrives at a universalised figure that approximates both subliminal depths and analysis. His works are often dense, with distortions depicting pain and anguish.



The artist was born in Kerala, India in the year 1951.He lives and works in Chennai. Douglas started his career as a painter at the age of 20 when he travelled to Chennai (then Madras) to enroll himself at the Government College of Arts and Crafts. Douglas' telling of his own artistic journey has a sense of open-endedness. He describes it at different times as a process of 'learning and unlearning', an 'eternal postponement' in finding the meaning of life . He has received several awards and grants including the Charles Wallace Grant in 1994 to study ceramics in Netherlands, the UNESCO grant. In 1992, he received Lalit Kala Akademi National Award, New Delhi.