About Venkatraman Shyam
Venkat Shyam, born into a tribal family, started painting at ten. To make ends meet for his family, Venkat worked as a daily labor for many years before he dreamt of following his passion for art.
A winner of many awards, he shares the ethos of art and the awareness of the subtle nuances that exist in the paintings of the Gond tribe.
Venkat does everything from culture specific painting to highly abstract themes. He brings a certain freshness to the time honored themes. Both modern and traditional stylistic influences have been integrated in the work.