Journey with colors and notes...
Shriram Hasabnis is a versatile and multifaceted artist. His affection to craft melodies in basic forms with sheer simplicity is remarkably mastered. Rhythmically composed artworks portray beauty that carries rich aesthetics. He is deeply influenced by masters in the early twentieth century like Paul Klee, Franz Kline, Modigliani, and many others. Also, many of the Indian masters in the past generation such as V.S. Gaitonde, Prabhakar Barave, S.H. Raza, Akbar Padamsee, and many more had left an impact on his artistic journey.
Journey as a musician
Besides being a painter, Shriram is also a renowned Harmonium exponent in the field of Hindustani Classical Music. He is a disciple of renowned maestro late Pt. Tulsidas Borkar. He is performing for more than two decades and has accompanied many top stalwarts like Late Pt. Kishan Maharaj, Late Pt. Girija Devi, Late Ganasaraswati Kishori Amonkar, Late Pt. Yashwantbuwa Joshi, Pt. Ulhas Kashalkar, Pt. Suresh Talwalkar, and many others. He is an approved musician of All India Radio and performed at many national programs of music. He was honored by the former president of India Bharat Ratna late Shri. Pranab Mukherji at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the performance. No doubt his caliber as an established musician qualifies the melody part reflected in his artworks. The subtlety and purity are the values that one can easily make out into his art.
Influences and progress
Besides working as a Designer in the IT industry for many years, Shriram has nurtured his born talent as a fine artist. He has passed his academics into visual arts from Kalaniketan Mahavidyalaya, Kolhapur which is a place with rich traditional master painters. Initially, he had a deep influence from realist masters and so he was fond of painting landscapes and sketching the surroundings.
His shift to Mumbai for his first job as a preproduction artist at UTV Toons, at Mumbai, made a drastic change in his taste and interest as an artist. He continued his study and experiments for a long time. Though fine art was not in the mainstream for Shriram, he participated in a few art shows in Mumbai in the last few years. In 2015 his painting got awarded at the All India Art Exhibition held by Lokmanya Tilak Trust, Pune. His recent art shows are well appreciated by the audience for the uniqueness of his work.