Gnana Shekar V.S. is Indian Cinematographer and a Painter.
He marked his beginning with his student film titled Tetris. which was an official selection at Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival. First gained critical recognition for his debut as an independent cinematographer with the film ‘Vedam’ (2010) . His work is noted for its realistic approach. His recent film ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ received accolades and rave reviews for his unique way of painting the canvas of the silver screen using natural flame.
Gnana Shekar’s education was an irony, Being the son of a teacher he never had an experience of schooling. He was a curious kid who picked up on his father’s collection of literature. At early life, his Imagination took a swirl when he stumbled upon an Illustrated magazine which evoked a sense of visualization in him.
As a fine arts student, he was influenced by great masters like Vincent Van Gogh and Niko Pirosmani which inspired him to create some intense spiritual Art works in which he marries a Modernist sense of Perspective with an authentic form. Though his first love was painting, Later during the course, he wanted to mould his skill into photography.
Painting the screen apart, Gnana Shekar has another love – painting the canvas.
hs recent works include working as DOP for Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju, Sheesh Mahal, Gautamiputra Satakarni.