“My idea of a perfect surrealist painting is one in which every detail is perfectly realistic, yet filled with a surrealistic, dreamlike mood. And the viewer himself can't understand why that mood exists”
As a very versatile and prolific artist, Rajkumar talks between surrealism and cubism. He’s been portraying the visual narratives of human behaviors via animal characters, especially the bull. The characters demonstrated are formed keeping in mind the nature of the painter as a protagonist. His unique artistic practice uses bright colors and integration of cubism to relate to a surrealist dream-world.
Rajkumar was born in Apsinga Village of Osmanabad district in Maharashtra. Although he belonged to a farmer’s family he had a great passion for painting. He did ATD in Fine Arts (for 2 years) and GD in Arts (for 2 years) from Abhinav College. Later he went to Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University for a bridge course in BFA and Sir JJ School Of Art for MFA (Painting in Portrait).
Rajkumar’s series of bold paintings marked a creative breakthrough amongst his peers. The choice of the bull as a subject matter is a versatile mix of his love for animals and his family’s farming background. He has not delved into great philosophies or critical theories to prove an intellectual point, rather maintains that your true emotions make you human.
At Paul Adams, he continues to help us explore unique subjects and adaptations that are a strong departure from traditional paintings.