• Ganapati Hedge

Ganapati Hedge

Contemporary artist Ganapati Hegde artworks portray the rapturously green and radiant landscape of coastal Karnataka, where he grew up. Teeming with indigenous plants, flowers, birds, animals and insects, his paintings depict half-real, half-imagined worlds, layered with fantastical and unexpected elements. Hegde’s otherworldly jungle is peopled by nature’s assorted denizens, from caterpillars andchameleons to monkeys, butterflies and squirrels, along with a profusion of foliage painted in bright blues, reds, greens and lavenders. There is an undercurrent of fable-like storytelling that enlivens each work, compelling a viewer to unravel its varied perspectives.