Renowned painter Rameshwar Broota is one of the leading artists of the country whose works are part of esteemed collections like the National Gallery of Modern Art, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Josip Broz Tito Museum in Yugoslavia and the Kunst Museum in Düsseldorf. His paintings are also held in several prestigious private collections.
Broota is known for his paintings of male bodies, both muscular and emaciated, many of which are a product of his unique technique of layered paintings. His oeuvre combines the mythical and the real, creating a sense of absurdity through the striking differences between the two.
Born in 1941, Rameshwar Broota graduated in Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Art in 1964. Soon after his graduation, he joined the institution as a lecturer. Since 1967, Broota has served as Head of Department at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.
Recently, his creations of over 50 years were displayed through a digital exhibit, especially as these had apposite resonance with the COVID-19 pandemic, when the world is gripped by the fear of mortality and death, pain and helplessness, and the body with all its strength and frailty has taken centrestage.