Laxma Goud is an artist in love with his birth hamlet and its people. He paints as if to preserve his memory of his village. He paints as if he understands those images he had fallen in love with growing up are fast changing. In over the 5 decades he has been painting, he has experimented with a variety of mediums, establishing the best techniques in the use of each of those mediums. The mastery and versatility show in his works. He is equally at ease with painting, etching, pastels, gouache, sculpture and glass painting. Laxma Goud’s evolution as an artist has indeed been fascinating as his art itself, marked by distinct phases. Thematically and structurally, he has moved with the years giving his audience a wider view of his art and thought process.
A recurrent theme in Goud’s earliest works is eroticism. His representations of people exuded power and vivacity. They came across as raw, rustic and very compelling. His portraits of men and women represent the dynamic Indian ethos rather than particular individual identities. His men and women appear alongside a goat in most of his works, surrounded by elements from their day to day environs. Goud’s works are the unwritten pages of history and art of early Andhra Pradesh. Goud’s work is very personal to him a fact that has been proven over and over by the maintenance of his characters and themes within a miniature frame and space. It is as if he is putting out a tiny piece of himself on display every time he composes a painting. The artist lives and works in Hyderabad, India.