My art practice springs out of this shift from a strong rural background to an urban one. Village for me is a unique space holding its own character and strength. These spaces present an impression of an inherent belief in the way they are. Although with more easily available technologies and ever spreading urban boundaries, there has been a gentle merging of the two in recent times. This nevertheless does not deprive the rural from its rural character. One can easily find rural traits in people migrating to cities for various reasons. The way these places are, makes you think in a particular way as and when you find yourself closer to them. This rural character remains intrinsic and contradicts with the urban. My inspiration comes from observing and diagnosing the rural in relation to the urban and vice - versa. The continuous push and pull between the rural and urban makes me wonder. I have been deriving imagery from these seemingly ambiguous notions of the urban and the rural.
Here I have try to Describe difference in between the humanity. which is high class and low class people making serious differences impact on the society. Through the image of donkey I Represent lower class people who are doing hard work and always struggle in her life, which is give me a energy to visualize some thing about her life.
Raju is based out of Vadodara, Gujarat. He has completed his diploma in painting of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara, Gujarat in 2013. Currently he is pursuing post diploma in painting from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Vadodara, Gujarat. He was awarded the Prafulla Dahanukar- the Gujarat State award Maharashtra, ABIR art "First Take" Award, Nasereen Mohammadi Best display award and many others.