“My fascination for doors goes back to my childhood and student days in Kumbakonam. Growing up in the traditional Brahmin agraharams and spending years there made me ponder on the different worlds that existed behind each door. The way the light fell on the threshold, use of colours, materials used for the doors and walls… each has a tale to narrate of the house, its owners and their lives. Even the exterior surfaces of the doors have myriad tales to narrate.”
K.R. Santhana Krishnan is an Indian artist who practices three- dimensional illusionistic art in various media, like canvas, wood models, depicting the life that lies behind the threshold. This, 31 year old artist has won many accolades for his evocative depiction of the architectural element – doors, in pictorial reality.