• C. Douglas

C. Douglas

Born in Kerala, India, 1951; lives and works in Chennai, India. Douglas started his career as a painter at the age of 20 when he travelled to Chennai (then Madras) to enrol himself at the Government College of Arts and Crafts. His works from the mid 70’s with the foetus motif show an influence of K. Ramanujam’s line and K.C.S. Paniker’s moods. In his works, that imbibe all his various experiences – from Kerala to Cholamandal to West Germany and back. When he lived in West Germany his paintings gradually became softer and less structured imbibing stains, scribbles, tears and dirty tones. After arriving back to India, using mud, charcoal and watercolours on crinkled fryer paper, he arrived at a universalized subliminal figure. Douglas has had several solo exhibitions and has received several awards. In 1990 he won the Bharat Bhavan award in Bhopal and the Lalit Kala Akademi Chennai award. He lives and works in Chennai.