Trilok was born in 1969 into a family of traditional artists from Bhilwara in the Mewar region in Rajasthan. He followed the footsteps of his father – Late Shilp Guru Shri Badri Lal Chitrakar, one of the master painters in traditional Indian paintings of the last century. Trilok received rigorous traditional training in his family workshop which was headed by his father and shared by four elder brothers who helped him shape his artistic oeuvre and the current shape of practice. Trilok’s initial training at his family workshop helped him understand the nuances of various styles and techniques which reflect in the finesse of his artworks.
Trilok has already been conferred upon with national and international achievements including the National Award. More than three exhibitions of his work were conducted, including a workshop and a demonstration on Pichwai paintings at international venues like Spring Fair in Birmingham in 2016. Some of his remarkable works are installed at the International Airport, T2, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai and at the Adani house in Ahmedabad besides numerous private and institutional venues. Some of his other achievements include a workshop and demonstration on Pichwai Paintings in the Crafts Museum, New Delhi; a solo show at the Lalit Kala Academy, Rabindra Bhawan in New Delhi and the Indian House of Art Gallery in Pune.
He likes experimenting with the themes and compositional settings of traditional Pichwais. His restrained intrusions maintain the aesthetics of Pichwai tradition and bring variety to the ‘Darshan’, mystic sight.
His exhibit with us is titled Sharad Poonam Pichwai, a natural colour art made in 2021.