Alinda
BABU XAVIER

Babu Xavier is an artist, based in Trivandrum, Kerala. His canvases are brought alive with vivid colours and creatures. His brushes paint on full-blooded reds, vibrant yellows and sparkling blues and greens, creating nearly human figures with some sexual undertones in watercolours that seem to radiate light almost like a prism. He was born in 1960. In his school and early college days, he claims he couldn`t even manage a respectable drawing in any of his science journals. It was only when he was in university, and was sitting scribbling on a newspaper in the library one day, that Babu Xavier realized he could and wanted to paint. He decided that art school wasn`t the place for him. He didn`t want to go with years of restrictions and regulations. He believed that his inspirations and methods would be affected and restrained by a formal schooling in fine arts. It was only by chance that Babu ran into the famous artist Jayapal Panicker, from Kerala. Panicker left such a lasting impression on Xavier, that he withdrew from college in his final year to join him at the Cholamandal Art Colony in Madras and work under his guidance for a while. When he returned from there, he started living in Kerala by selling small, photograph-sized canvases. His time changes when a holidaying bank manager bought some of his work and took it back to Mumbai with him. There, the eminent cartoonist Mario Miranda saw the paintings and got in touch with the artist to tell him he should come to Mumbai. Very soon he was showing his work at the Pundole Art Gallery, and the response was quite amazing.

Artworks By BABU XAVIER
Devi - Ii
Alinda
Artist: BABU XAVIER
Album: DEVI 2020
Year: 2019
Size: 24 X 24 Inch
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Price: INR Price on request
Devi - I
Alinda
Artist: BABU XAVIER
Album: DEVI 2020
Year: 2019
Size: 24 X 24 Inch
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Price: INR Price on request