Mr. B.Maruthi [B.1954] who hails from Hospet and now settled in Dharwad, is a Post Graduate in Political Science. He did not go to any art school or academy but took up painting as a vacation. Shy and modest he does not belong to any school and claims non of his own. The term Romantic, obstract, Portrait, Folk or symbolism may describe some of his works but does not describe the artist fully B.Maruthi is a mature artist leaving behind his earlier tentative approach and gaining a considerable mastery over perspective. At display are his recent paintings, broadly divided into four categories, namely Nature, Folk, Singing Rocks [Hampi] Obstract series. Water, Rocks, Trees and Sky are the four elements which dominate his Nature Series, Nature is never still in real life and never still or dull in Maruthi`s paintings, The Hampi Series depicts only a few adamant stones defying time and not the majestic ruins familiar to the tourist eye. But all of them seem to sing, sometimes lament and at other times a lagend. The Folk paintings are mostly tribal in character with a surprisingly bright green background, in Obstract Series wonderful defferent colours attract our mind and soul. Mr. Maruthi has held several Exhibitions, solo as well as group and his many paintings collected by institutions and private collectors, He is active in the field and has contributed a lot to further the cause of art in this part of Karnataka, in recognition of which he was awarded Rajyotsava Award in 1998 by Hubli - Dharwad Corporation and honoured by many recognised institutions. Prof : H.V.Nagesh Dharwad
Group Exhibitions:1994 : “Varnamela” Dharwad 1995 : “Rashtreeya Kalamela” Bengaluru 1995 : “Diamond Jubilee” School of Art Dharwad 1996 : “Varnamela” Dharwad 1997 : “50th Independence Day”, Dharwad 1999 : Lalit Kala Academy, New Dehli 2004 : Aparna Art Gallery, New Dehli 2007 : Dharwad Gilla Utsava 2008 : Dharwad Gilla Utsava 2009 : Adhima Samsthe Kolar District Org. by Lalit Kala Academy Bengaluru. 2009 : Dharwad Utsav, Dharwad 2010 : Kala Grama, Bengaluru Org. by Kannada & Cultural Dept. 2011 : Art Gallery, Dharwad Org. by Prachya Vasthugalu & Parampare Elakhe, Bengaluru. 2012 : Kala Shibira, Kolar, Org. by Kannada & Cullture Dept. Bengaluru.
Achievement:45years working in art field
Solo Exhibitions:1994 : Sp.by K.V.V.Sangha DWD 1995 : Sp.by “Viswachetana” Karnataka University Dharwad. 1995 : Sp.by Alliance Francaise de Bengaluru 1999 : Govt. Art Gallery, Dharwad 2000 : Govt. Art Gallery, Dharwad 2001 : Chittara Art Gallery, Dharwad 2006 : Bidar 2006 : Kotturu,Bellary[D] 2007 : Hospet, Bellary[D],Sp.by Vikas Grameena Bank,Hospet 2008 : Govt. Art Gallery, Dharwad 2008 : Chitra Kala Parishath, Bengaluru 2009 : Aparna Art Gallery, New Delhi 2010 : Sp.by Alliance Francaise de Bengaluru 2012 : Gadag, Sp. by Kannada & Cultural Dept.Bengaluru
Participations:Social Activities under Chittara Kala Balaga conducting many activities regarding the developments of Art & Cultural activities. Our contribution to Developing & Beautification of 1. Govt. Art Gellary, Dharwad 2. Art Gallery In KVV Sangha, Dharwad 3. In Hubli-Dharwad Gardens Beautification 4. In KUD Basava Peetha, Basveshwara Museum 5. Museum in MTA Department, KACD 6. For Childrens & Artist Conducting many art activities 7. More than 1 Thousands Book Cover designs, Magazine, Invitations are designed Dharwad Utsav In Dharwad since 4 years active member in organising art activities in Utsav, and Chitra Shilpa Samithi President in 2011 of Dharwad Utsav. and also we organised Main Stage & other 20 Artistic Stages in Dharwad Utsav.