Azis allows himself to be influenced
by places around him and situations that he encounters.
Simple objects and people in their vicinities rejoice
in their existence by being involved in what is around.
The paintings do not project a grand décor, and
even with its simplicity there is a certain magic and
lightness about it. The different conversations performed
by figures with the ‘designs’ lines or concentric
circles in the paintings pleasantly create subtle movements
on the surface reciting a visual rhythm to the viewer.
The paintings are constructed using bright colors sometimes
and sometimes not so contrasting colors, which plainly
have strong individual personas expressing a subtle
theater of visual form. In today’s contemporary
art scenario, artists are fast adapting to new trends.
T.M. Azis, primarily a painter, has also a prolific
collection of photographs taken during the collaborative
projects with other artists. A graduate in painting
from the Trivandrum Art College, he went further on
to study at the Jamia Mila Islamia University in Delhi.
He had his first show in the late 80’s and since
then has held a number of solo exhibitions. He has also
participated in several group shows in Bangalore, Bombay
and Delhi and been a part of numerous camps held across
the country. Azis presently lives and works in Bangalore.