Born 1979 at Kalahasti in Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh Gorjala did his BFA in painting from J.N.T.U in Hyderabad. The artist’s work is inspired by folk arts and crafts of Andhra in particular the Kalamkari tradition of painting on textiles, walls and scrolls that artisans in the village where he grew up have been practicing for years. The densely drawn imagery reflects some of the mythological tales that he had heard as a child which are also mirrored in the performing arts of the region. The narrative on his canvases features characters from epics including Hanuman, Krishna and others that he then takes on to another platform colouring them with his imagination, refined technique and signature-style. His paintings that make contemporary imaging interlinked with age-old oral and artistic practice come in acrylic on canvas and handmade paper with a blending of text that adds another dimension. He has also created some amazing wooden sculptures of Gods and dames. Ramesh Gorjala has received several awards including the State Award of Andhra Pradesh and Mahatma Gandhi Birth Centenary Memorial Award from VTI, Chennai. He has been participating in group shows all over the country and his work has been exhibited in a Handicraft show at Hyderabad and abroad in London. Gorjala lives in Thirupati and works from his studio there.