With a stroke from a brush and a line with
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
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.
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 Bhavan, New Delhi.
In 1992, his paintings were exhibited in
Vienna, Austria. In 1997 he conducted solo
exhibitions in Chennai and in Hyderabad.
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.