S Mark Rathinaraj introduced himself to the world of art through his strong, stark and solid lines. His works reflect the rural life of South India, bringing to the viewer the rustic beauty of ordinary people.
Working on acrylic, pen and ink and charcoal, he inscribes the human form at a surreal level, reiterating the power of the mind, body and soul. The colours are dynamic and reinforces the energy and spirit of an average Indian, who strives to succeed against all odds, and says “let the music play on”.
“For the past 25 years, my search in my lines is the same and is expressed in each of my artwork. This is an imprint of my own language. The inner happiness that springs when my lines are in front of me is something that I share through my paintings. The similar happiness experienced by the viewers is the fulfilment of my creative lines. I continue to search in order to express and share with you the happiness that I experienced.”