Born in 1958 in Mysore, Nataraj Sharma grew up in Egypt, England, and Zambia. He studied Applied Art at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, graduating in 1982.
Strongly influenced by socio-political happenings across the world and his own migrations, Sharma’s art reflects a multiplicity of influences, not just in its content but also in its form. The artist moves swiftly and convincingly between figure studies, portraits and landscapes in oil and acrylic on canvas, as well as large-scale installations. His recent work explores urban landscapes and industrial geometry, playing and teasing the forms that they take, stretching their boundaries, and depicting civilization through empty factories and battered machines.
The artist lives and works between Baroda and Goa.