Madan Lal, is an Indian artist based in Chandigarh, the city was designed by famous architect Le Corbusier. Mada grew up in Ferozepur (Punjab) in northern India where the culture, heritage, motifs, landscape of his home-state and its rural areas helped define his imagery and vocabulary on canvas.
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The miniature tradition, frescoes of Ajanta and Ellora, Sufism, Buddha, all have a strong presence on the painter’s canvas, who studied applied arts at the Government College of Art, Chandigarh. Along with several other prestigious awards Madan was a recipient of the National Award by the National Lalit Kala Akademi, His works have been cited and referenced on numerous platforms. They have been appreciated by art lovers and complemented by critics.
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The painter’s imagery is multi-layered and replete with life’s many motifs, materialistic and metaphysical and colours that exude a mysterious vibrancy are drawn from his many journeys, internal and external, with the forms finding their own space and place with the elements of nature -- everyday life, birds, animals, dreams and fantasies. Madan’s anthropomorphic images, part human, part animal are employed deftly to paint the emotional-scape of human beings and the complexity of man- woman relationships.
Eroticism too is a recurring thread. Chandigarh’s landscape, surroundings, architecture, has also inspired many of Madan Lal’s series of works, as he constantly explores new ways to express through his art. Drawing remains Madan Lal’s first passion, as he creates hundreds of sketch books, which also contain his poetry and tell many stories, as he embarks on new artistic journeys.