Born in Nanded, 7th January 1965
B.F.A in Applied Art, Marathwada University, Aurangabad
2008 – Jehengir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 – Kalahita Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2004 – Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 – Standard Chartered Bank Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 – Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 – Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2002 – Hotel Leela Art Gallery, Mumbai
2001 – Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
2000 – Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Mumbai
2003 – Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, Pune
2006 – Karmayogi Puraskar, Mumbai
2006 – Maharashtra Gaurav, Mumbai
2006 – Maharashtra State Art Exibition Award, Mumbai
2004 – Sanskrutik Seva, Nashik
2004 – Marathwada Bhushan, Aurangabad
2004 – Lokseva Puraskar, Mumbai
1997 – 1st Prize for Poster Competition Held by Ministery of Human Resource Development of Adult Education Government of India, New Delhi
1994– 2nd Prize for Stamp Designing Contest held by Dept. of Indian post, Mumbai
1992 –1st Prize for the Environment Contest held by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, New Delhi
Nothing in the world – literature is an ancient as Vedas.
Veda is the invaluable assents of Hinduism consisting of ceremonial.
Vedas are collection of ancient sacred literature of Hinduism consisting of ceremonial formulas, hymns and poems representing philosophy of lifestyle passed on from one generation of Brahmins to another and eventually written in Sanskrit around 3rd Century B. C.
With a blend of ancient wisdom and modern techniques of colour and painting, Ram Kasture’s canvasses burst of holy energy. The carefully selected hues redefine the visual experience itself. In area of abstracts and non-figurative art, which leaves even the best of discriminating viewers confused and dis-oriented, Kasture strikes a discordant note for those who are reared and fed on the aesthetics of the Western art.
His mission is different. As a famous calligrapher, he goes back to the very basic of Indian culture-the Vedas. he finds his inspiration in the four Vedas that have drawn the contours of the Aryan, Vedic civilization and a roadmap for the subsequent evolution and development of the Indian reality. Kasture is a totally secular and a –political painter, who seeks out the validity of the sacred scriptures for the contemporary times. He is not a revivalist but a self-conscious seeker of the truth. His main passion is calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing. He combines calligraphy with the wisdom of the Vedas. Already he has produced 1000 paintings of this genre.
The resultant work is marvelous communication, involving languages and colours. Kasture’s delft brushwork, his artistic eye for details, his rootedness in our great literary and philosophical heritage, and philosophical heritage, and his mastery over calligraphy have produced startling visual aesthetics that have very few parallesl in modern Indian art. Without being chauvinistic of jingoistic, Kasture has rendered our supreme texts meaningful, in a modern context and made them relevant, to our pursuit of truth and happiness.