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Anand Manchiraju, an artist with deep roots in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, has been intertwined with art since childhood, observing and learning from his father, a renowned artist. This early exposure to art, combined with his formal education in photography, laid the foundation for a lifetime of artistic exploration. Transitioning from the serene Himalayas to the vibrant city of Hyderabad, Manchiraju’s journey is a testament to his evolving artistic narrative, shaped by diverse landscapes and experiences. His stint as an Artist Executive at IDPL, Rishikesh, further honed his skills and deepened his engagement with various art forms, from photochemical experiments to landscape painting.

Manchiraju’s creative process is a testament to his belief in inspiration’s power, drawing from the natural world and urban dynamism alike. His approach is characterized by experimentation with tools, mediums, and colors, aiming to capture his visions on canvas with authenticity and vibrancy. Whether it’s the tranquil scenes of the Himalayas or the bustling energy of city life, Manchiraju’s art is a bridge between his inner world and the outer reality, reflecting a deep commitment to bringing his imagination to life through a meticulous and iterative creative process.

The themes and techniques in Manchiraju’s work are as varied as his inspirations. Nature, cultural motifs, and urban landscapes coalesce in his paintings, showcasing a versatile style that embraces both tradition and innovation. His unique use of unconventional tools and materials, such as hair combs for impasto techniques, highlights his innovative spirit, creating a dynamic and expressive visual language. This diversity not only illustrates his adaptability but also his dedication to exploring new artistic horizons, making his body of work a rich tapestry of visual storytelling.



Anand Manchiraju’s oeuvre is a vibrant confluence of his experiences and observations, where each piece narrates a story steeped in the artist’s personal, cultural, and philosophical insights. From the serenity of Himalayan landscapes to the rhythmic vibrance of Indian dance forms and the abstract dynamism of cityscapes, his art encapsulates a spectrum of themes. These works are not just visual treats but embodiments of the artist’s profound connection with his surroundings, whether they are inspired by nature or the bustling energy of urban environments.

Manchiraju’s technique is as diverse as his themes, marked by an innate innovativeness that challenges conventional boundaries. His experimentation with photo chemicals on bromide, use of used X-ray films, and incorporation of unconventional tools like hair combs, reflect a relentless pursuit of new expression forms. This innovative approach endows his work with a distinctive texture and depth, making each piece a unique exploration of its subject matter. The impasto technique, in particular, stands out in Manchiraju’s repertoire, introducing explosive textures that bring his paintings to life with a palpable intensity.

The evolution of Manchiraju’s art is a reflection of his journey through different landscapes and cultures, embodying a versatility that transcends geographical and thematic confines. His recent forays into city abstracts reveal a dynamic engagement with new inspirations, showcasing his ability to adapt and evolve with time. Whether it’s capturing the ethereal beauty of nature or the chaotic elegance of urban landscapes, Manchiraju’s work remains a testament to his enduring passion and ever-expanding artistic horizon, offering viewers a glimpse into the myriad worlds he continues to explore through his canvas.

Asbtract Drip Painting 4
Acrylic on Canvas
36″ x 24″
Dots Dots and Dots 3
Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 40″



My art is a journey through the myriad experiences of my life, an exploration that goes beyond the canvas to touch the essence of my being. Driven by an insatiable curiosity and a profound love for the world around me, my creations are more than just visual representations; they are a dialogue between my inner self and the universe. Drawing inspiration from the Himalayan tranquility, the urban dynamism, and everything in between, my work is a testament to the diverse influences that shape my artistic vision.

In every stroke and color, I seek to capture the essence of my experiences, transforming them into a language that speaks of peace, harmony, and the beauty of coexistence. My philosophy is rooted in the belief that art is a continuous learning process, an endless journey of discovery that evolves with every creation. Influenced by the likes of Jackson Pollock, my style is eclectic, embracing the unpredictability of drip painting one day and the serene beauty of landscapes the next. This versatility is not just a choice but a reflection of my belief that art is boundless, transcending time and space.

Art, for me, is a sanctuary, a realm where I find peace and a sense of purpose. It is through my paintings that I aspire to convey a message of hope and inspiration, encouraging others to explore their creativity and find their own unique voice. My ultimate goal is to create art that resonates, evoking emotions and sparking conversations, for I believe that art’s true value lies in its ability to connect, to touch lives, and to inspire change.




  • Diploma in Photography, Government College of Fine Arts & Architecture, JNTU, Hyderabad.
  • Certificate course in Color Photo Technology, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.


  • “The Child Factor,” International Art Exhibition, Busboys & Poets, Washington DC, 2021.
  • Studio Montclair Gallery, NJ, April-May 2020.
  • International Art Exhibition, Indian Artist Network, Jakarta, Singapore, Dubai – 2007.
  • National Kala Mela, LKA, New Delhi – 1994, 1986, 1978.
  • Indian Biennially of Photography Exhibition, LKA New Delhi – 1993.


  • Best in Show, Fusion Art, 2020.
  • Exhibizone Grand Prize, 2022.
  • Plantarium, 2022 Cash Prize Winner.

As Featured In:

  • Featured in Asia’s Who’s Who of Men & Women of Achievement & Distinction.
  • Profiled in Livre d Orders Collectionneurs et Amateurs d’Art, Paris.
    Top Featured Artist by Art Tour International, 2024.



Website: Artsy & HUG

Instagram: @artistanandmanchiraju

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