N S Harsha is an artist supreme when it comes to making it big. He has carved a niche for himself with his discrete passion for huge paintings; something that he is now firmly associated with. He has this telescopic approach towards his paintings, in the sense that he manages to bring in the most negligible of things onto the huge canvas with a contextual sense of magnification.
Harsha's works are literally colossal. 'We Come, We Eat, We Sleep' (27 feet long), 'For You My Dear Earth' (40 feet long), are among many such paintings that give you a fair idea of the literal horizon that the man spreads his imagination across. Again, the content of most of his works is 'local' as critics put it, but pretty efficient in communicating novel aspects of the otherwise unnoticed things. 'Charming Nation', 'Cosmic Orphans', 'Nations', 'Come Give Us A Speech', are some of his other works. He is often lauded for bringing a sense of originality in his works devoid of any aping.
Having said that, Harsha's abilities are in no way confined to huge paintings alone. He has it in him to unleash the wide array of his works that range from miniature drawing, detailed figurative painting, semi-abstractionist panels, cross-disciplinary collaborations, sculpture, to massive works of art. Harsha is in a way a 'mass communication' specialist, in the sense that he conveys mass activity through his paintings with utmost effect, such as mass marriages, armies, feasts etc.
Although a techie, Harsha loves doing what he does best painting, with such peculiarity that keeps him in a league of his own. His talent was bound to get rewarded and it came in the form of Artes Mundi, the largest international art prize in the UK, and one of the largest in the world. His works have been displayed in various places across the country and abroad such as U.S.A., Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, Australia, China and so on.
N. S. Harsha