Born in Madurai in 1944
• Art in the Government College of Arts, Chennai • 1969, Post Diploma in painting with a first class as well as the first rank
The professional painter is adept at both realistic and abstract portrayals for which he draws inspiration from the famous Ajanta Caves. Influenced by the frescoes there, he has created many castle ruins, where, he says, he is able to identify the culture of the period and the country. His greatest works are the cityscapes where one can see disorder, chaos and the life.
All the works are unique in their nature, style and use of colours. He claims that he never repeats a colour in his paintings unless or otherwise people want it. He has created landscapes, city spaces, painted cubes, triangles and squares, rigid lines to create images in a free style. In the past three and a half decades, he has created more art and moved beyond the mountains and valleys of Kallandhiri.
"If you do something with deep concentration you can do it easily and perfectly. I pour my soul into every work of mine to achieve perfection," he asserts.
At first sight, it seems artist K.C. Murukeson's hand simply runs on the canvas sprinkling colours at random. But then he touches it up delicately with a brush, a few quick sharp lines, slashes and strokes here and there, a piece of cloth that drubs hues of colours. And subtly he leads you on to different moods of nature or some abstract concepts suddenly seem to fall into place on his huge colourful spread.
- Government Museum, Chennai • Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre • State Akadmi • Several corporate houses and private collectors.
- All India Khadi Industrial Exhibition, Ceramic Design cum Modelling Competition.
- All India Exhibition at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore.
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture Annual Exhibition, Calcutta.