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Cheilan, an Indian artist, studied art at the Government College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.Receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 1980. Since that time his focus has developed a broad spectrum of styles, including realistic as well as contemporary works. Chelian is an accomplished artist who has exhibited at both the state and national level within India, as well as internationally. He has conducted 33 one-man shows, nearly 50 group shows and participated in many artists' camps and workshops. He has been interviewed on a number of occasions on television in India and has published three books on painting and sculpture. He also writes art reviews in leading magazines. He has created cross media work, including illustrations for stories and poetry, as well as stage painting accompanied by music. He is known for the scratchy technique and his work with Oil and acrylics. Chelian's forte is the rhythm in his strokes. He treats painting as a performing art. The rhythm of percussion is all he needs to move his brush or fingers along the canvas, creating images according to the beats. Most of the paintings born in this genre are simply paints splashed on canvas and later scraped into images. He has received several awards, including the Prestigious Camlin South Zone Award in senior category-in 2004, All-India Art Exhibition Award of the Chitrakala Nikethan of Andhra Pradesh in 1981,Best outgoing student award from lalithkala academy-Chennai in 1985, an award at the Thanjavur Medical College Exhibition in 1984, the Best Painting Artist Award in 1998, the title of "Kalai Gnayiru" from Thiruvalluvar Elakiya Mandram,Chennai in 1999, and the title of "Thoorigai Thoothuvan" from Vasal Illakiya Mandram in 2005 and the Outstanding Young Person Award from Thanjavur Junior Chamber in 1999. He is the founder President of "Artyflys", a group art movement. His creations are at many Museums, Art Galleries and Private collections in India and Abroad.
 
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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION 1980 - 1985 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting - First Class, First Rank, Government College of Arts & Crafts, Kumbakonam, TamilNadu,India. HONOURS 1981 First award in all India Art Exhibition of ChitraKala Nikethan,AndraPradesh. 1985 Best Outgoing Student Award of TamilNadu Ovia Nunkalaikuzhu,Chennai 1985 Government College of Arts & Crafts - Award, Kumbakonam. 1984 First Award in Thanjavur Medical College Exhibition 1998 "Best Painting Artist Award 1998" Bharath Cultural Academy,Chennai 1999 'Kalai Gnayiru' Award - Thiruvalluvar Ilakiamandram, Chennai. 1999 'Outstanding Young Person' Award - Thanjavur Junior Chamber, Thanjavur. 2004 Prestigious Camlin Art Foundation-SouthRegenal Award in Professional Category-Banglore. ONE MAN SHOW 1985 Besant Hall, Thanjavur. 1993 HongKong Convention and Exhibition Centre, HongKong 1996 Hotel Connemara, Chennai 1997 Kala Mela, Delhi 1997 Saga Art Gallery, Chennai 1997 Hotel Park Sheraton, Chennai 1998 Tamil University, Thanjavur 1998 `Sirppakavi' Lalitkala Academy, Chennai 1999 Oviam '99- Lalitkala Academy,Chennai 1999 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay 1999 Besant Hall, Thanjavur 1999 Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 1999 Vinyasa Art Gallery,Chennai 1999 Lalith Kala Academy, Chennai 2000 Hotel Taj Coramandal, Chennai 2001 Vasal, - Chennai 2002 Oviya Mozhi - College of arts -Art Gallery, Chennai 2003 Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust, Kovai 2004 Kamalnayan Bajaj art gallery, Mumbai 2004 20 th one man show at Chitrakala Parishad Bangalore 2003 21 st one-man show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2005 22 nd one-man show at Kamalnayan Bajaj art gallery, Mumbai 2006 23 rd one-man show at Ayya art Gallery, Chennai 2007 24 th one-man show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2007 25 th one-man show at State Gallery of Fine art, Hyderabad. 2007 26 th one-man show at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust, Kovai 2008 27 th one-man show at Kamalnayan Bajaj art gallery, Mumbai 2008 28 th one-man show at Art Entrence art gallery, Mumbai 2009 29 th one-man show at Art Entrence art gallery, Mumbai 2010 30 th one-man show at Sutra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur,Malysia. 2010 31 th one-man show at `Vision of Forever' at the Istana Budaya, Malysia. 2010 32 nd one-man show "SATORI" at - Forum Art Gallery, Chennai. 2011 33 rd one-man show 'Continuum'at PG HOUSE, kamaria,Malysia. GROUP SHOWS 1982 6 Painters Show, Thanjavur 1983 Oviam 83, Kumbakonam 1985 Group Show Organised by Lalith Kala Academy & Tamil University, Chennai 1992 2 Painters Show, Thanjavur. 1993 Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 1993 Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai 1993 Group Show Organised by Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai & Chola Art Society, Thanjavur. 1993 Kalamela, Chennai 1995 Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu Art Gallery, Ooty 1995 Government Museum, Madurai. 1996 Art - O - Assemblage Exhibition - Demo- Session (6 Painters), Chennai. 1996 Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay (5 Men Show) 1997 Saga Art Gallery, Chennai 1999 Gnana Banu Show, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai. 2000 Kala Mela, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai. 2003 Veedu Show, Lalit Kala Academy, Chennai 2004 Two Men Show, Chennai Trade Center, Chennai 2004 Group Show Organised by Chithrakararhal & Regional Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Gandhi Museum, Madurai. 2003 Artyflys 1 st Group show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2005 Artyflys 2 nd Group show at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust, Kovai 2005 Artyflys 3 rd Group show at Trichy 2006 Artyflys 4 th Group show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2006 Artyflys 5 th Group show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2006 Artyflys 6 th Group show at Anna University,Chennai 2003 Artyflys 7 th Group show at State Gallery of Fine art, Hyderabad. 2004 Artyflys 8 th Group show at Lalit Kala Academy, Kalamela, Chennai. 2005 Joint show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2008 Group show Ray O Gallery Art exhibition in Chennai. 2009 Artyflys 9 th Group show at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore 2010 Artyflys 10 th Group show at DhatcinaChitra,Chennai 2011 Joint show at Sutra Gallery, Kuala Lumpur,Malysia. 2011 Joint show at Kuala Lumpur parforming art center, Malysia. EXHIBITIONS 1993 National Art Exhibition, Delhi 1981 - 2003 Lalit Kala Academy Annual Exhibitions, Chennai 1993 , 2001 Regional Art Exhibition, Chennai 1981 All India Art Exhibition, Raipur 1981 VTI Exibition, Chennai 1995 All India Art Exhibition, Chitra Kala Parishad, Bangalore 1992 Kala Mela, , Chennai 1996 Chennai Emotion, Values Art Gallery, Chennai 1996 Pallava Arts and Crafts Association, Padappai,Chennai. 1997 AIFACS Exhibition, Chennai 1996 Genesis Art Gallery & Hotel Adyar Park, Chennai 1997 Contemprorary Painters and Writers Association,Salem 2003 CITU Intranational Conference, Chennai 2004 Tamil elakkiyam 2004 International Conference, Chennai 2007 "Kaleidoscope" organized by Ayya Art Gallery at Kitab Mahal, Mumbai 2007 Ray O Gallery Art exhibition in Chennai. 2007 Ray O Gallery Art exhibition in Bangalore. 2007 Ayya Art Gallery Show at Symrosha Art Gallery,Mumbai 2008 Ayya Art Gallery Show at Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi ARTIST CAMPS Participated 12 Artist Camps in State and Regional Level in India. WORKSHOPS Demonstrated more than 25 workshops in State Level ILLUSTRATIONS Illustrations for Stories & Poetries for many leading Magazines in India - like India Today, Front Line, Kumudham, Anandha Vikadan etc., COLLECTIONS National Museum, Delhi Govt. Museum, Chennai Lalit Kala Academy, Regional Center, Chennai Tamil Nadu Ovia Nunkalai Kuzhu, Chennai Tamil University Museum, Thanjavur Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust- Museum, Kovai Hotel Hayath, Delhi MRF Limited, Chennai Sterling Resorts, Chennai CPIM Office,Delhi. CPIM Office,Chennai. Mr.Venkitaramanan,Ex - Governor,Reserve Bank of India. Mr.Bharati Rajaa,Film Director,Chennai. Mr.Pollatchi Mahalingam, Pollatchi. Mr.Sekhar Bajaj, Bajaj Electrical Ltd., Mumbai Mr.Chowta,General Secretary,KCP,Bangalore The Chairman, State Gallery,Hyderabad Mr.Vikram, Cine Actor,Chennai Mr.Gobi Chand, Cine Actor, Hyderabad Mr.Baburao,Cine Producer, Hyderabad Mr.Goenka,Indian Express, Chennai. Hon'ble Arcot Veerasamy, Minister,Tamilnadu Mrs.Jayashree Sanghi, Sanghi Motors,Mumbai and many more collections in India & Abroad BOOK RELEASES Paintings by Chelian 1997, Ovia Mozhi 2002, ART REVIEWS The Hindu, Indian Express, Woman's Era, Kumudham, Anandha Vikatan, Junior Vikatan, Sutti Vikatan, Junior Post, Thamarai, Kanai Yazhi, Thina Malar, Thina Mani,Thina Thanthi,Kalai Mahal,Usha, Bhagya, Theekathir,Idayam Pesukirathu Nizhal,Unnatham,kungumam INTERVIEWS AND DOCUMENTARIES Sandippoma - Sun TV Vanakkam Thamizhagam - Sun TV Kaalai Malar - Jaya TV Kaalai Vanakam - TTN TV, Paris Chelianin Mozhi - Documentary - TTN TV, Paris Sandippoo- Deebam TV- London Chelianin Ovia Payanangal, Doordarshan TV,Chennai Padaipazhihal, Doordarshan TV, Chennai Namadhu Veedu,Raj TV, Chennai Vijai TV, Chennai Thaja TV, Bangalore E-TV- Hyderabad Gamini-TV- Hyderabad TV-5- Hyderabad Mumbai IN-TV- Mumbai Z
 

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