Born in Palghat district of Kerala, in 1945, Achuthan Kudallur is one of India’s foremost abstract painters. He lives and works in Chennai. Achuthan’s works are known for their mature abstract compositions, the schematic presentation of an idea, without representing any recognisable animate object, but imbued with unbounded energy in free-flowing forms and colours. He has won the National Academy Award, the Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Academy Award and was Commissioner for the 10th Indian International Triennial, New Delhi. Kudallur’s artworks gave been exhibited around the world. His works have been part of Sotheby’s Indian Sale, Christie’s, and the 3rd Asian Art Show, Fukuoka, Japan.