Surendran Nair

Born in 1956 in Onkkoor, Kerala, Surendran Nair did his BFA (Painting) from College of Fine Arts, Kerala in 1982 and Post Diploma (Printmaking) from M.S.U. Baroda four years later.

The artist, well known internationally, uses a mixture of traditional and contemporary imagery, including cinema posters and political graffiti, in his work. His paintings can be, in turn, mischievous, ironic and quizzical as they inject a gentle...
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Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Montalvo Artist Residency, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Sartoga,...
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    Lot 2 Details

    Contemporary Indian Art: A Selection from the Amaya Collection 4-5 December 2018

    Surendran Nair

    a) Merman Play
    Signed and...

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    Rs 4,00,000- 5,00,000

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    Contemporary Indian Art: A Selection from the Amaya Collection 4-5 December 2018

    Surendran Nair

    ThINNER Voice...

    Oil on canvas

    82.2 x 40.9 in

    $25,000-30,560
    Rs 18,00,000- 22,00,000

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    Summer Online Auction 6-7 June 2017

    Surendran Nair

    Corollary...

    Watercolour on paper

    25.6 x 19.5 in

    Winning bid
    $3,720
    Rs 2,38,080
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)

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    Lot 101 Details

    The Ties That Bind: South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art 30 Nov-1 Dec 2016

    Surendran Nair

    Romeo Keeps Bleeding

    Oil on canvas

    24.6 x 22.7 in



    Lot 2 Details

    Kochi Muziris Biennale Fundraiser Auction 7 April 2015

    Surendran Nair

    Figure study

    Watercolour on paper

    29 x 21.5 in

    Winning bid
    $4,590
    Rs 2,80,000
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 33 Details

    Contemporary Day Sale 12 February 2015

    Surendran Nair

    I Beg Your...

    Oil on canvas

    70.5 x 46 in

    Winning bid
    $27,541
    Rs 16,80,000
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    Lot 68 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Surendran Nair

    Study for...

    Watercolour on paper

    62.4 x 43.4 in

    Winning bid
    $4,083
    Rs 2,77,664
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 107 Details

    No-Reserve Auction of Modern and Contemporary Art

    Surendran Nair

    Untitled

    Oil on paper

    20.7 x 27.8 in

    Winning bid
    $7,327
    Rs 4,98,240
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 23 Details

    No-reserve Auction of Art

    Surendran Nair

    Untitled

    Pen and pastel on paper

    20 x 14.5 in

    Winning bid
    $1,111
    Rs 70,020
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


    Lot 69 Details

    No-reserve Auction of Art

    Surendran Nair

    Untitled

    Dry Pastel on paper

    15 x 11 in

    Winning bid
    $660
    Rs 41,580
    (Inclusive of buyer's premium)


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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 4 Details

    BAPU. 15 Jan-16 Feb 2009

    Surendran Nair

    Tathaagata...

    Oil on canvas

    118 x 88 in




    Lot 310 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Surendran Nair

    Untitled

    Etching on paper

    20.5 x 12 in




    Lot 311 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Surendran Nair

    Untitled

    Etching on paper

    16.5 x 20 in




    Lot 312 Details

    Works on paper. 20 Feb-15 Mar 2003

    Surendran Nair

    Attamulachi or...

    Watercolour on paper

    12.2 x 9 in




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