Akhilesh Verma is an Indian Asian Modern & Contemporary painter born in 1956 Indore. Akhilesh’s father was an art teacher in Madhya Pradesh. He belongs to the stream of artists who come from the provincial towns of India – rooted in traditions and sporting a fresh outlook. He has been influenced by tribal and folk traditions of Madhya Pradesh and at the same time being aware of the trends in the art world. Akhilesh later moved to textile designing and shifted his base to Bhopal.
His work gives a feeling of being left unfinished and yet it does not seem incomplete. The way he uses lines may lend a certain linearity to his work but these lines seem to melt into the canvas, refusing to lend typical linear characteristics to his work. His paintings appear to be full of freshness and the colours resonate with emotions.
His works are minimalistic and do not scream for attention. His works have a sense of calm and give the observer an experience. Akhilesh’s works have featured in several exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Art Pilgrim and the CIMA, Centre of International Modern Art.