Born in small town of Phaltan (District Satara, Maharashtra State) in 1971, Purushottam now lives in Pune, India. Purushottam is very much influenced by Indian heritage and Architecture especially Indian temples, stone carvings, sculptures and temple borders. Purushottam has also got inspiration from - Rangolis from different parts of India, Miniature paintings, Warli, Madhubani, Gond and other traditional art forms. Being a social worker, he has travelled a lot in rural and tribal parts of India. Hence Women and rural life have also become subjects of his drawings. Apart from rich Indian heritage, Purushottam is trying to highlight the problems of Tribal / Rural folks, Rich-Poor as well as Urban-Rural divide through his drawings. In his childhood, Purushottam was not inclined towards art. It was only after graduation, he started realizing his potential. As he kept travelling to rural and tribal areas for his professional work, Ink pen and paper was the suitable medium for him and he started drawing designs. Over the years he has developed his own style of drawing which is very unique in nature. It was only three years ago, (in 2018) Purushottam started using pen on canvas. His drawings have been liked by men and women from various backgrounds from different States of India. Prima facie, his drawings looks like flat intricate designs, but when one sees it minutely, figures, objects and meanings hidden in the designs come to the foreground and could be explored and enjoyed.Purushottam has done M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Health Sciences and works as freelance consultant for national level NGOs and Research Organisations. Since last 11 years, he is working for the underprivileged tribal communities in Maharashtra State (India) through his own Voluntary Organization. He would like to dedicate all his time for the social work. That’s why he is focusing on drawing to earn his livelihood. Purushottam would also like to serve poor people through the sale proceedings.
Participated in painting event on 125 meter long Canvas along with 125 artists from All Over India. The event was held at “Art Fiesta Jaipur 2019” Jaipur, India. Organized by Traditional Art Promotional Society, New Delhi, India December 2019
• Virtual Art Exhibition, Organized by Manikarnika Art Gallery, 8-20 September 2021• Virtual Art Exhibition, Organized by Vulcan Art Gallery, 10-20 August, 2021• Virtual Art Exhibition, Organized by India Art Festival, Mumbai, 1 April – 30 June 2021.• 5th Starwins Art Festival Group Show (Palette Art Exhibition) organized by Starwins Entertainment, Pune, India February 2021 • World Art Dubai 2020, Organized by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Dubai UAE, October2020• 2nd National Kala Mela – 2020 organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India, March 2020• Muktakala Group Exhibition, Pune, India January 2020• “Art Fiesta Jaipur 2019” held at Jaipur, India. Organized by Traditional Art Promotional Society, New Delhi, India December 2019• 5th State Level Annual Art Exhibition organized by Chitraleela Kala Niketan Mahavidyalaya, Pune; India 2019• 4th State Level Art Annual Exhibition organized by Chitraleela Kala Niketan Mahavidyalaya, Pune; India 2018• Bombay Art Society’s 119th All India Annual Art Exhibition, 2011. Organised at Jehangir Art Gallery, Fort, Mumbai.; India 2011• Annual Art Exhibition organized by Chitari Art Academy, Pune; India 2010