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Murali Cheeroth
Murali Cheeroth
Born in Kerala, did his BFA and MFA in printmaking from Santhiniketan after obtaining Diploma in painting from Gov. College of Arts, Trichur. His major participation in shows includes ‘Redding Paint’ a group show at Soul Flower Gallery Bangkok 2007; Waging peace, at Arts for peace Gallery, New York in Japan. 2000; Rockt Music Art Group Show organized by Gallery Art resource, Mumbai, 2006 etc. And also in National Exhibitions in 1997 and 98; All India Art Biennale of Rajasthan, in 1996-97; Eastern India Print Biennale, Bhubaneshwar 1993 etc apart from major International shows. Murali has attended artist workshops organized by Chintan Upadhyay, in 2005; Y. K. Sukla Foundation; Graphic workshop organized at Kanoria Center for Arts; New Media art workshop organized by Max Bhavan Bangalore 2002 etc. Murali has received awards from Round Table 38; Calcutta Cultural Scholarship (93/93); Kanoria Scholarship for print making 1997; junior fellowship for research in Fiber Art from Department of Culture, India; KLKA State award in 1997-98. His works are housed in many important private collections in Japan, France, Canada, Holland and India.

Latest Artworks

Untitled - 02 - on Oil on canvas By Murali Cheeroth
Untitled - 01 - on Oil on canvas By Murali Cheeroth


  • 2007 Intersections, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi.
  • 2008 Pastiche, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi.
  • 2008 Goat series, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi.
  • 2008 The Journey Within, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi.
  • 2008 Chronicle of the ocean retold, Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi.
  • 2007 Waging Peace, at Arts For Peace Gallery, New York.
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  • The constant leitmotif in Cheeroth’s work is that of the popular, of the everyday, of the here and now. He draws inspiration from the industrial media of photography, cinema and the digital. Using these industrialized media as the basic iconography of his work, the artist goes back, reframes and uses the processes of translation, transliteration, and transmutation of popular imagery. Murali,s work is not abstract; rather it comes from the tactile world that he inhabits. It is based on the everyday popular culture of the built environment, anxieties, engagements, trials and tribulations, challenges, and dynamism. The images are not just based on what the artist sees, but retouched through the aspirations and emotions that highlight the core of his work. It is through the process of framing and unframing, of touching and retouching that Murali focuses his own language and modes of representation.
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