Pradeep L. Mishra was born in Maharashtra in 1977. He received a BFA and MFA in Painting (2004) from Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art, in Mumbai. Pradeep Mishra draws on the natural world for the subjects of his paintings. Animals, birds and plants, as the artist’s main choice of subjects, portray his environmental concerns and his sensitivity towards the effects of present ecological imbalances. The deep intensity shown in his subject’s eyes, animal or human, blatantly displays their discontent. The fiery red colour that often fills up the background in Mishra’s canvases, adds to the defiant nature of his content.
May 16, 2016