Gods of the Hindu myth painted in colours of fantasy fill the canvas. Alphabets in Tamil float around so do flying fish, serpent headed men, elephants and birds. Murlidharan`s visual appeal is unique in contemporary Indian art, combining high seriousness and an irreverence that seems to have the flavour of the folk arts.

Murlidharan completed his studies at the Government College of arts and crafts, Chennai in 1980 where his teachers...
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Honours and Awards
  • 1997-99 Government of India Senior Fellowship
  • 1994 National Award,...
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    PAST StoryLTD AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 61 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 21-22 January 2020

    K. Muralidharan

    Untitled

    Acrylic on canvas

    35.5 x 35.5 in

    Winning bid
    $332
    Rs 23,556
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 92 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 12-13 November 2019

    K. Muralidharan

    Untitled

    Acrylic and charcoal on canvas

    35.75 x 35.75 in

    Winning bid
    $206
    Rs 14,400
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 53 Details

    No Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 22-23 January 2019

    K. Muralidharan

    Untitled

    Acrylic on canvas

    48 x 36 in

    Winning bid
    $336
    Rs 23,184
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 21 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art 10-11 July 2018

    K. Muralidharan

    Untitled (Ganesha)

    Mixed media on canvas

    51.25 x 22 in

    Winning bid
    $821
    Rs 55,800
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 84 Details

    Indian Contemporary Fine Art. 9-23 September 2001

    K. Muralidharan

    Untitled

    Mixed media on canvas

    33 x 33 in




    Lot 85 Details

    Indian Contemporary Fine Art. 9-23 September 2001

    K. Muralidharan

    Krishna

    Mixed media on canvas

    51.25 x 22.5 in




    Lot 86 Details

    Indian Contemporary Fine Art. 9-23 September 2001

    K. Muralidharan

    Garuda

    Mixed media on canvas

    51.25 x 22 in




    Lot 87 Details

    Indian Contemporary Fine Art. 9-23 September 2001

    K. Muralidharan

    Lakshmi

    Mixed media on canvas

    51.25 x 22 in




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