The Artist

Indian Artist RamyaSadasivam has been practicing art since 2006. She so loves to portray Indian culture, customs, day to day chores of the hard working laborers, happy village life and life of women.
She is an artist from Chennai, and she also undertakes freelance projects. Her works include practicing cultural and figurative paintings.
As a self-learning artist, she had a flair for art since her childhood. She took the drawings to be done on the record notebooks seriously that none of her record notebook drawings went without additional decoration or shading. Her drawings were mentioned in the class to inspire the other students. She tried to pursue B.A. Fine Arts, but was not quite determined. Art is an addiction. Whether she studied it or not, it was vested within her in a dormant form. It is not dormant anymore, and none of her days are elapsing without art practice.

Memory of wanting to be an artist

Back in her high school days, she used to observe her mother doing water color paintings. Her mother did a painting of the princess with a crown. Her mother had a natural talent for artworks and craft . She found it very interesting and she wanted to try it. So there she started! Her first one was a pencil work. She did some skeleton and added few shading in her first work. It was pretty ordinary. Slowly her practice started and she realized that she will be able to do it pretty well. Her paintings reflect her emotions, and she paints whenever she feels annoyed or depressed or frustrated and also whenever she is in good mood. “It is a therapy”, she says. What was once her hobby, is now a platform for her to make a living and also an identity.

Why Art?

When she was in her high school days, she used to watch her mother pratice painting. Her mother never burdened her with any household work and so she had enough time to be independent. She was free and her observation skills sharpened. Her drawing master ‘Ibrahim’ inspired her with a few live portrait studies in the school.
Some of the other childhood inspirations came from her fellow mates like Stephen and Imran. They were the boys from North India who stayed in her school hostel for their studies.

Painting Mode

Her most favorite medium is oil on Canvas/Masonite board and sometimes pencil too. Favorite subject would be anything like capturing emotions of individuals. She wants her art to convey any story be it big or small.

How does she approach her paintings?

Usually she does her paintings with a reference in hand. She goes around on tours now and then. She does sketches in the tour itself. She also takes photographs (a lot of them). She takes reference both from her sketches and photographs. This is her technical aspect of approaching a subject.
On looking at psychological aspect, she does not want to paint a posing man or woman. According to her, everything should be natural. She is a big fan of genuine emotions. When couple of individuals, be it two humans or one human and an animal or two animals exist in place together; they do not fail to entertain the others around them. There is some sort of non-verbal communication (sometimes verbal too) which woos her immensely, she said. In such situations, she considers herself a secret admirer of the situation and then she tries to capture their emotions. Even when an individual is alone or doing some errand or praying, there is some sort of sincerity that he/she displays towards the situation or the work he/she does. That is something she captures and portrays in her works.

Her Favourite Artists

SM Panditji from India
Vladimir Volegov
Serge Marshinikkov
Jeremy Lipking
Cesar Santos
Daniel Gerhartz

Ramya Sadasivam has been practicing art since 2006. She so loves to portray Indian culture, customs, day to day chores of the hard working laborers, happy village life and life of women.

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