Education in Mass Communication took Gaman Palem, Chennai, to procure a doctorate degree in the same subject from the Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu. However, Palem’s mind was not glued to academics. A true graphic visualizer and an avid follower of graphic novels from all over the world, Palem decided to set sails into the larger ocean of graphic visualizing and today he is one of the highly acclaimed graphic designers and an artist who uses graphic novel format as a medium to express his ideas. With a deep understanding of Indian mythologies as well as their regional versions and interpretations, Gaman Palem makes use of his knowledge for creating a series of works that blend the mythical characters to contemporary contexts.
Gaman Palem worked at Loyola College of Education in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, was a visiting faculty at Raffles College, a creative consultant in many publishing houses and animation studios.
He became interested in comics at a very young age of two. Later, it just became a passion.
He also works in 3D animation, but is more interested in creating graphic novels and comics. Gaman's artistic style is influenced by Indian iconography, combining the traditional illustration techniques of watercolour, pen and ink with modern digital techniques. His debut art show was in September at The United Art Fair 2012. Palem lives and works in Chennai. His works have been published in major graphic magazines, journals and he has exhibited widely in India. His forthcoming exhibition is Freedom to March slated to take place in Ojas Gallery, New Delhi, where he would be interpreting Mahatma Gandhi in his unique graphic novel format.
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