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Keshav Ramaswami

Since he was 10 years old, Keshav Ramaswami has been painting. His mother is an artist; his father draws. “I guess I just picked it up from there,” Ramaswami said.

He’s also a member of the Blue Knights Jazz Band at East, and is in the IB program. But he found time this summer and Winter Break to sit back down at the easel and draw abstract art with acrylic paint. He’s made five series: pre-object, object, post-object, pre-presence, presence, and is working on finishing the set with post-presence. The complete five series can be seen below.

While at a party his parents were hosting, Ramaswami met a co-worker who owned the Perculator Art Gallery in Lawrence. He sent her some of his prints, and she scheduled an exhibition for him on February 12, 2010. Ramaswami cites Wassily Kandinski, Paul Klee, and Joan Miro as his artistic inspirations.

Each artwork below is an acryllics on 16×16 canvas composition. Keshav is selling them for $50 each, and is selling a 5 pack of prints for $10. If you are interested in purchasing any of the works below, please contact Keshav at

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