India has consistently had an incredibly upbeat history of visual depiction, from fluorescent painted signs promoting merchandise on the walls of the smallest towns, to the 1950s practice of auto-rickshaw owners adorning their vehicles in everything from flowers, birds, and even well known entertainers.
The shortage of global presentations by Indian craftsmen in no way reflects reality. India’s thriving art world is growing fast—and the strength of Indian art will only grow. Prices for contemporary artwork are reaching millions of pounds at auctions. The most renowned artists in India are still innovator pioneers like Gaitonde, Souza and Mehta. Their fine art is among the most costly Indian artistic creations sold at auction.
From photography and film, to even mixed-media art, the following artists have created stand-apart work that merit their due awards.
Feast your eyes on our favorite Indian Origin Artists below.
Alicia Souza is based out of her studio in Bangalore, India. Born and brought up in the Middle East, she graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Design and moved to India five years ago. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator. Besides drawing, she enjoys obsessing over her dogs Charles-Brown and Lola-bear, writing snail mail and ‘pretzeling’ herself into various yoga-poses.
Meero Seth is a trained graphic designer from Pune, India. Her fantastic abilities in the field of illustrations got her an opportunity to intern at one of the popular brands, Chumbak. As of now, she is working in a Motion Graphic Design studio, Breakfast of Champions.
Amrit Pal Singh
Amrit is a 3D Illustrator, Art Director, and Visual Artist who creates NFTs, 3D illustrations and diversity-driven design. He is well known for his digital Toy Faces creations, which are all inspired by nostalgia and a childlike sense of wonder. His work has been featured by Forbes, Architectural Digest, Smithsonian, VSCO, Behance, Wacom, BuzzFeed, Daily Mail, and many more.
Pavan Rajurkar is a freelance designer based in Mumbai, India. He was also featured in Lürzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Illustrators worldwide in the year 2016.
He believes in imbibing every one of his artworks with his own unique twist; and therein lies his biggest strength. He likes to explore various styles but has developed his own remarkable style over the years.
Archan Nair is a self-educated visual craftsman, artist and Digital Artist, gaining practical experience in blended media, representation, and digital art based out of Berlin, Germany. Formerly a fashion major and entrepreneur, Archan began painting in 2006 at 24 years old and made the shift as an autonomous craftsman in 2007. Since Archan’s cultural roots are from India his work underlies the multidimensional tone which vibrates through the senses of the land. Archan has been featured in various publications.
Ayush Kalra is a Delhi-based illustrator. His thought-provoking work is inspired by artists all over the world with vivid colours and intricate details. Ayush uses art in a revolutionary form to build the sort of society he envisions.
Thokchom’s craft is propelled by what he portrays as the geometric design in nature. He observes details in nature, uniqueness in faces and the design factor in clothing. He finds new ways of looking at ethnicity, fashion and nature. He also touches upon issues like breast cancer awareness and mental health through his art.
Mira Felicia Malhotra
Mira’s rare approach to design is established in rationale and sound judgment, however enhanced by her unmistakable pop aesthetic and creative flair. Colourful, humorous, charming and witty, it originates from her interest with the embellishing things at neighborhood markets, Indian history or from native expressions and artworks. She is also a strong proponent of DIY culture, politics, music, activism and of course, art.
While we have a greater rundown of specialists that motivate us, we made a shortlist of impressive and eccentric artists.