Romancing fantasies on canvas, that’s Aziz Aziz (born 1946) is an Indian artist and painter from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He has pioneered the use of plaster of paris on canvas along with oil paints for a three-dimensional effect. His colour platte includes reds, white to earthy browns giving his art work more natural tones. He is known to be a reclusive artiste and for his unique style and technique. He specializes in a style of relief font murals using Plaster of Paris, and oil painting. His muses are recreating landscapes, forts, temples, and horses, all part of his early life
Career He started his career in Hyderabad after graduation by painting that suited to rich clients. He use to take his paintings on a cycle or by foot to clients in Banjara Hills. He struggled a lot until his work gained acceptance and recognition.The Golconda fort, unique granite rock formations of the Deccan plateau, and the famed banyan trees with their aerial prop roots have all been subjects of Aziz’s intense exploration.
Works and Exhibits Aziz since the 80s has exhibited in Europe, South Asia and South Africa. His works of art today adorn private collections in Denmark, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Sweden, Qatar, the United Kingdom and the United States,and his beloved home city of Hyderabad amongst others.Aziz resurfaced in South Africa in 2010 to mark the 150th anniversary of Indians in South Africa.Series of Portraits: Aziz has moved towards a new genre in his repertoire. He has used the three dimensional technique to create “Freedom Walk,” a narrative rendering of a Mahatama Gandhi followed by Nelson Mandela, Jawarharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and the Frontier Gandhi on the Juhu Beach being led by a young child symbolizing the future.