Hemant Rao (b 1984)
Hemant Rao's online art gallery
Born in 1984, in Madhya Pradesh, Hemant is a self taught artist. He has exhibited his works widely in many group exhibitions in India and abroad. He also had few solo exhibitions in the country. He was a recipient of Junior Art Fellowship; Visual Art (painting) 2011-2012 from HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Working with dry pastel on canvas as medium, his inspiration stems from the natural environment. He always felt an attraction in the soft, natural delicate tones of butterflies, flowers, feathers. His great dexterity over the application of dry pastel helps him lay bare this softness in his unpremeditated forms. Artist presently lives in Bhopal