Satyanarayana Gavara

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Gavara Satyanarayana (b.1997) received BFA in Printmaking from Andhra University (2018), MFA in Printmaking from Maharaja Sayajirao University (2020).

For him ,food - being the most fundamental of human needs is also the site where all the conflicts of society and culture are played upon. For him, hunger is not mere imagination but an experienced reality. It was natural that he implore the reasons for hunger from a personalized tale to a social framework where hunger is systematically orchestrated. Control of food at any time in history was the centre of social and economic conflicts. His works are basically about the struggle for attaining food and keeping life sustained. All these aspects which we can sense through his woodcuts with multiple layer of colours. His large scale woodcuts, depicts food in all possible combinations and variations. The forms of food not just talk about the delicacies and fantasies that it may invoke but also urges one to rethink the hunger and deprivation that is hidden behind the creation.

Satyanarayana has been received many awards, including "1st Print Biennale India Grand Prize Award" Lalitkala Academi Ravindhra Bhavan New Delhi in 2018, State art Gallery Award 2nd Edition Hyderabad in 2019, 55th Annual Exhibition of the Birla Academy award in the category of Graphics in 2022. He has been participated National and International exhibitions, including at Tokyo International Mini print Triennial japan in 2018,the Second International mini print Triennia Ukraine 2021, SYPA in Bangladesh2019,Cima art Award Show in 2022. He also participated in many workshops and residencies, including at Space studio summer residence for 5 months in Vadodara, Gujarat, Immerse residence in mumbai in 2022, workshops in cava University 2016, Udaipur ( 2020), VNSG University in surat(2021), kolkata (2022). Currently he is practicing as a visual artist in baroda Gujarat india.