Gopal is an artist
and designer
based in Hyderabad.
He is known primarily
for his purely abstract
& typographic
art forms.

Gopal creation of purely abstract work followed a long period of development and maturation of intense theoretical thought based on his personal artistic experiences. Shapes, colors, lines, and use of space always express the reality found in nature, but its structure rather than its appearance.

Gopal learned from various sources during his childhood days, was amazed by the hoardings and signboard artists. The fascination for color symbolism and psychology continued as he grew.

His interest in art and design led him to join the art college. He graduated in Fine Arts from JNT University, Hyderabad in 1996, and later majored from University of Hyderabad in 1998.

His proficiency as a designer amplifies his other abilities, which are evident from his contributions at reputed companies like RK Swamy/BBDO Advertising, Pramati, IBM, YASU (now SAP), Microsoft, Apigee (now Google), McKinsey & Company, Progress Software, CommScope Inc, Magnitude Software, Inrhythm Inc, Celigo Inc, and so on.

Selected
Chronology

Solo shows

2013: Thinking form & content, ICON ART, Hyderabad
2008: Paintings at Indian Art Collectors, Bombay
2008: Paintings, Gallery Hasta, Hyderabad
2007: Paintings, Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore
2003: Paintings & Photography, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad

Group shows

2011: Auction show – IMPACT NGO, Green Park, Hyderabad
2010: Abstract Expressions – ICON ART, Hyderabad
2010: Auction Show – Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Novotel
2009: The Great Gallery Trail, Windsor Manor, Bangalore
2009: Two-person – Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2009: Traveling show by Gallery Space, Hyderabad and New Delhi
2008: Two-person – Paintings at Lakshna Art Gallery, Bangalore
2006: Two-person – Paintings & Photography, Shrishti Art, Hyderabad
1997: Art show on the occasion of 50 years of Indian independence
1994: Annual art show – Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad

Commissions
and general
enquiries:

#4289, Road #13, Vidyut Nagar
Tellapur, Hyderabad, India

099491 07836
gopaln@gmail.com

Press

Mar 19, 2003: The Hindu – An artist and a designer
March 23, 2013: Bringing in the other side of art – The New Indian Express
March 25, 2013: In search of the fine line – Hyderabad Chronicle
April 2003: WOW Hyderabad – The Art of Design
August 29 2006: Newindpress.com – Of lively types and simple lives
October 1, 2008: The Indian Express - Mind in Art
September 28, 2008: Times of India – Of Patterned Thoughts
October 27, 2008: Deccan Chronicle; Art Journal Magazine Value 1

Recognitions

1997: On-line interview on Contemporary Art with Jogen Chowdhary
1998: 12 minute film, "Right to Information" sponsored by Lok Satta
1997: Cash award from PS University, Hyderabad
1993: Award from Advertising Club of Hyderabad