Swami is 30 years old and is diagnosed with autism. He lives in Chennai with his family, who encourage his artistic pursuits. He enjoys sketching and working on the handloom to make rugs and mats. His style reflects how he sees the world. Art traditionally is about beautifying people and objects. Rather than beautify his subjects, Swami sketches people exactly as he sees them, enhancing their features with lines and circles. He captures his subjects in the most raw, literal fashion – making his style truly unique.

Swami's Work