Santhosh Andrade

While talking about his work, Andrade says, “My art is an expression of the everyday ordinary. Themes revolve around daily scenarios experienced in and around my life."

Santhosh Andrade is acknowledged to play with narratives and stories of the city he grew up. He fills his canvas with greenery, rooftops, folklores, and the culture of Mangalore which is now taken over by rapid urbanization. Andrade in his painting experiments with different techniques to arrive at the desired color, such as the use of multiple translucent and transparent layering. Textures are created to give a rusty look to remind his viewers of the old houses and conventional household items. Canvases are collocation of traditional lives versus the urbanized contemporary living, the old versus the new. He uses realism to depict his memories of growing up in a semi-urban town and his cultural heritage.



Santhosh Andrade is a renowned visual artist based in Mangalore. He completed his Diploma (Applied Arts) from Mahalasa School of Art, Mangalore- Kannada University, and then his BFA(Painting) from Srujana College of Fine Arts, Karnataka University, Dharwad. He has completed his Masters in Fine Art(Painting)from the same university. Awards : 2020-First Winner in the Professional Category in ‘ORA 2020’, organized by Mojarto, a venture of NDTV, India; 2014- ‘All India Art Exhibition Award’ Lumbini contemporary artist group at Gulbarga. He was also adjudged the second winner at the third All India Art Competition and Exhibition 2021 organized by Chitramayee State Gallery of Art in association with the Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.