Adimoolam

Born in Tamil Nadu in 1938. He graduated from the Govt. College of Arts and Craft, Chennai. The winner of many awards, notably the National Award in 1979, he has a number of individual and group shows to his credit. He has participated in the 19th Sao Paulo International Biennale, Rimbaud '91' in France, and shown in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. Adimoolam served as the Indian Commissioner for the III Ankara Biennale in Turkey and as Jury for the National Exhibition.

He has published a book of Drawings "Between the Lines" and has been instrumental in popularizing art on covers of books published in Tamil. Adimoolam's abstracts are dramatic and at the same time subtle. The broad swishes of the palette knife reveal shapes of varying depths that move towards each other and mirror nature in all its glory. His drawings are, in his own words " impressions of beauty which seem to constantly get imprinted on my inner vision and emerge as black and white forms on paper". His drawings and his paintings are often to be found in all major Contemporary Indian Art auctions.

He lived and worked in Chennai till he passed away in 2008.
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Adimoolam
Tigers
Ink on Paper
13in x 19in
GRN Code: HW3
Adimoolam
Nature (1994)
Oil on canvas
34in x 34in
GRN Code: G4/01/0808
Adimoolam
Untitled
Oil on canvas
38in x 38in
GRN Code: HW1
Adimoolam
Nature
Oil on canvas
30in x 30in
GRN Code: HW2
Adimoolam
Vahana horses (2006)
Black marker ink on paper
17.5in x 21in
GRN Code: A9/2/0407
Adimoolam
Peacock (1995)
Drawing
9in x 13in
GRN Code: HW5
Adimoolam
Horseman (1995)
Drawing
9in x 6.5in
GRN Code: HW6
Adimoolam
Deer
Drawing
6.5in x 9in
GRN Code: HW7