ArtworkWoman & Cat Series -2, At Rest V, Jay Ram Sri Ram
Visual artist A. V. Ilango and Mohiniyattam dancer Deepa Chakravarthy @ Vir India Launch, Bangalore
A. V. Ilango (born March 17, 1950) is an Indian painter. He was born in Gobichettipalayam, a town in Tamil Nadu.
The rural background has left an indelible impression in his formative years. In India, art, culture, religion and rituals are interwoven in daily life. There is a fine line that separates Indian aesthetics and Hindu rituals. In traditional visual and performing arts, symbolism renders the classical arts more appealing for the initiated and the erudite while the folk arts are integrated by all in festivities. Ilango traces the bovine form and symbol as an idiom that is closely related to man from Prehistory to the Modern era.