With a stroke from his brush and a line from his pencil, S Jayaraj spells magic- S Jayaraj graduated from the Government College of Arts, Chennai with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design in the year 1985. Figurative drawings are the artist’s all time favorite and he is very fanatical and a keen student of figures. His bright abstract paintings concentrates on harmony of saturated colors that visually portray serenity, joy, curiosity and solitude. His impressive and varied art forms reflect a rare blend of imagination, creativity, knowledge and craftsmanship.
Jayaraj has several awards to his credit, both in commercial art and paintings. His painting – “A Day at the Airport” at an on-the-spot painting competition organized by the International Airport Authority of India in 1987 was adjudged the best by the famous Maestro of arts, Mr. M.F. Hussain.
Last year in 2006, he had the special privilege of meeting the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and presented him a pencil sketch on street children. The painting is displayed in the Museum of Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
In 1992, his paintings were exhibited in Vienna, Austria. Today, many of his sketches and paintings adorn as private collections in countries like Austria, Australia, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United States of America and India.
He is also a renowned photographer and short filmmaker. His passion for photography never ends.
Ever radiant with his smile, S Jayaraj dreams, dreams that many a young artist always would, of a world splashed with vibrant hues.