"Keshav’s Krishna is beyond religion and dogma, beyond nations and nationalities."

This artistss powerful illustrations on Krishna are winning hearts over the internetKeshav/Twitter
Features Krishna Friday, August 26, 2016 - 11:47

As millions across the country celebrated Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, on Thursday, Chennai-based artist Keshav Venkataraghavan's paintings from his "Krishna For Today" series touched a chord with many on social media. 

Keshav, who has been posting pictures from his series on his social media accounts for quite some time now, has been illustrating several aspects of Krishna's life through his paintings.

The News Minute's Chitra Subramaniam, who spoke to the artist earlier this year, writes, "Keshav’s Krishna is beyond religion and dogma, beyond nations and nationalities. It is free of human frailties and prejudices even as they are understood and dealt with. He has Chinese Krishna and a Greek one and according to him if Krishna were walking on the streets today, he would most probably be wearing jeans and a T."

His paintings have been garnering rave reviews and appreciation on the internet. 

The artists's displayed works include the Experiments with Krishna series, New Forever Series, Single line series (eka-rekha), Dialogues with Arjuna series, the Kaliamardhana series, the Govardhana series, Krishnapremi series and the Vatsalyam series.

Read the full piece here: A work of art is never complete for an artist: Keshav Venkataraghavan