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BHEEMARAYA DEVIKERI was born in Gangavati dist in 1979, Koppal Karnataka, finished AM, GD from Shree Guru Kalamandira at Raichur; BFA Painting from Kannada University, Hampi, Vidhyaranya at Badami & MFA from MMK College of Visual Art at Gulbarga. Has won several awards: In 2007-08 The UNSTA Art for Social Change Awareness, New Delhi; Karnataka Rajyostava Prasathi Gulbarga University & 18th Kalamahotosava Ideal Fine Art Society award in Gulburga. Has participated in several exhibitions from 2003 to 2008 at Tumkur, Belgaum, Mudbidari, Badami, Gulburga, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. He has participated in many painting competitions at Bangalore, Tumkur, Gulbarga & New Delhi. Has attended camps at Raichur, Chennai, Gulbarga & Bangalore. He lives and works in Gangavati, Karnataka. ABOUT HIS WORK Distorted, phatasmagoric imagery appears to have emerged directly from the artists subconscious fantasies, often treated in a obsessively erotic manner, executed with superb technical precision. His precisely delineated forms, rejecting traditional compositions and ideas of perspective evoke an enigmatic other worldliness; reflecting his unique personal mystical vision, in which imagination and reality become one. Rather than explicit reality, his work has a suggestion of horror. Set in a non-descript background the animated, heroic figures of the bulls, turtles, and others, dominate his space with their dramatic choreography. Contorted poses, haunted expressions, precisely painted on flat background, convey a sense of heightened drama and emotion.