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Actor, Artist, and Writer, Maya has always been a creative soul. She debuted onto the public art scene approximately six years ago. Since then she’s had multiple solo and group shows in India and Australia. She has also illustrated for a mobile app called Mytha and does commissioned works, including portraits and digital artwork, on request.
Maya’s paintings speak to spiritual art enthusiasts much like herself. Her mixed media works comprise a wide range of colours, iconography, mythological imagery and artistic influences. Upon closer inspection one will note her trademark - Sanskrit mantras etched into the background of the paintings. Growing up in New Zealand and Australia also greatly influenced her work, giving the pieces a uniquely distinctive characteristic.
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TRANCE is a collection of mixed media artworks on canvas and card of various sizes. The overarching theme of this series is contemporary – abstract based in spirituality. The paintings are primarily inspired by and are reflections of Lord Shiva. Maya Nelluri, the artist, is heavily influenced by mythological imagery based in her Indian heritage as well as the use of modern painting techniques and colour schemes prevalent during her upbringing in Australasia. Temple bells, tripundra, lotus flowers, bel leaves, and the Sanskrit mantra Har Har Mahadev on the paintings radiate peace, love, hope and oneness with the universe. Every stroke within the painting is designed to lead the viewer into a cosmic utopia – allowing them to exist in a peaceful TRANCE.

Title: Shiva

Size: 42” x 30”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: The luminous form of Shiva emerges from a cascade of gold and bronze ripples of the universe. Bel leaves and darker shades of blue encompass his form leading the viewer into him.
Price: SOLD

Title: Kaal

Size: 72” x 42”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: The hourglass is a universal representation of time from ancient civilisations to modern day. Here the hourglass is covered in an enigmatic flow of lotus flowers and bel leaves from the tripundra – highlighting that the life that is gifted by Lord Shiva is as fleeting as it is valuable. It is framed by the echoes of luminous Har Har Mahadev which fill the universe in the background.
Price: Rs. 1,26,000

Title: Neel

Size: 26” x 26”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Lord Shiva is blissfully surrounded by a sea of vibrant lotus flowers, blue bel leaves and silver mist. The painting is enclosed within a black canvas border highlighting it further.
Price: Rs. 30,000

Title: Neel (II)

Size: 26” x 26”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Lord Shiva is blissfully surrounded by a sea of vibrant lotus flowers, blue bel leaves and silver mist. The painting is enclosed within a black canvas border highlighting it further.
Price: Rs. 30,000

Title: Bhoomi

Size: 26” x 26”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: A silver faced Lord Shiva is bathed in the colours of earth – brown, salmon and magenta. The artist’s varied life experiences come to the forefront in the form of chaos. The painting is enclosed within a black canvas border highlighting it further.
Price: Rs. 30,000

Title: Ghanta (Pink)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Auspicious bronze and copper temple bells line the top of this cubist inspired sunset sky background. The painting is framed by a black card and jute rope border highlighting it further.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Ghanta (Blue)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Auspicious silver and gold temple bells line the top of this cubist inspired clear blue sky background. The painting is framed by a black card and jute rope border highlighting it further.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Ghanta (Green)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Auspicious bronze and copper temple bells line the top of this cubist inspired rice field landscape background. The painting is framed by a black card and jute rope border highlighting it further.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Shiva (Silhouette/ Pink)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Lord Shiva’s enchanting silhouette floats in front of salmon rain as lotus flowers offer themselves to him. The painting is framed by a black card and jute rope border highlighting it further.
Price: SOLD

Title: Shiva (Silhouette/ Black)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: : Veering away from the more common youthful illustrations of Lord Shiva, this painting shows him as he would appear with the passing of time. The painting is framed by a black card and jute rope border highlighting it further.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Shiva (Silhouette/ Yellow)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description: Lord Shiva’s enchanting silhouette floats in front of a bright yellow landscape as lotus flowers offer themselves to him. The painting is framed by a black card and jute rope border highlighting it further.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Parivaar (Shiva)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:The first family of Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their offspring Gods Ganesh and Murugan are illustrated in this four part series. Surrounded by bel leaves, lotus flowers and framed by black and jute rope, these pieces work just as well individually as they do together. Here we have the distinctively recognisable silhouette of Lord Shiva.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Parivaar (Parvati)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:The first family of Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their offspring Gods Ganesh and Murugan are illustrated in this four part series. Surrounded by bel leaves, lotus flowers and framed by black and jute rope, these pieces work just as well individually as they do together. Here we have the distinctively recognisable silhouette of Goddes Parvati
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Parivaar (Ganesh)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:The first family of Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their offspring Gods Ganesh and Murugan are illustrated in this four part series. Surrounded by bel leaves, lotus flowers and framed by black and jute rope, these pieces work just as well individually as they do together. Here we have the distinctively recognisable silhouette of God Ganesh.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Parivaar (Murugan)

Size: A3 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:The first family of Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their offspring Gods Ganesh and Murugan are illustrated in this four part series. Surrounded by bel leaves, lotus flowers and framed by black and jute rope, these pieces work just as well individually as they do together. Here we have the distinctively recognisable silhouette of God Murugan.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Bel Patra

Size: A4 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:A tripundra of blue bel leaves in a green landscape. The painting is framed by a black card.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Mahadev

Size: A4 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Cubism inspired, this painting is embellished with gold and metallic details. The painting is framed by a black card.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Kamal

Size: A4 with black border
Medium: Mixed media on card
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Unmistakably cubist, a lone lotus flower floats in a magenta sphere. The painting is framed by a black card.
Price: GIVEAWAY

Title: Raavan

Size: 24” x 26”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:The complex relationship between Lord Shiva and his devotee King Raavan is well documented. This abstract work conjures up a scene of Raavan praying overlaid by a version of famous artist Rothko’s trademark design
Price: Price: Rs. 30,000 (BOOKED)

Title: Soham (Green)

Size: 14.5” x 14.5”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:A colourful bustle of energy, this painting comes alive with the contrasting silver circle of Sanskrit mantra Har Har Mahadev. It is framed with black and jute rope, ensuring it is rooted within life.
Price: Rs. 9,000

Title: Soham (Orange)

Size: 14.5” x 14.5”
Medium: Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:A colourful bustle of energy, this painting comes alive with the contrasting silver circle of Sanskrit mantra Har Har Mahadev. It is framed with black and jute rope, ensuring it is rooted within life.
Price: Rs. 9,000

Title: Soham (Pink)

Size:12” x 12”
Medium:Mixed media on jute
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:A colourful bustle of energy, this painting comes alive with the contrasting silver circle of Sanskrit mantra Har Har Mahadev. It is set apart from the rest of the collection as it is painted on burlap – asking its viewers to stay connected to their earthy roots.
Price: Rs. 6000

Title: Shankara (Teal)

Size:12” x 12”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:This painting is a great example of the inherent elegance of abstract art. The canvas is filled with a mixture of bel leaves, mantras, dynamic strokes of teal, gold, bronze and the peaceful form of Lord Shiva himself. Aesthetically pleasing, the size of this painting allows it to compliment any environment.
Price: Rs. 6,000 (BOOKED/Payment to Orphanage)

Title: Shankara (Blue)

Size:14” x 11.5”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:This painting is a great example of the inherent elegance of abstract art. The canvas is filled with a mixture of dynamic blue strokes and the peaceful form of Lord Shiva himself. It is framed with black and jute rope, ensuring it is rooted within life.
Price: Price: Rs. 6000

Title: Shivling

Size:42” x 30”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:A free floating Shivling connects to the lotus flowers on the bottom right while the Sanskrit mantra Har Har Mahadev is inscribed in vibrant gold. The motifs used invoke a sense of connection with the spiritual. Giving it a twist, the foreground of the entire painting is overlaid by a layer inspired by the famous art works of Rothko.
Price: Rs. 52,500

Title: Tripundra

Size:30” x 20”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Shiva’s threefold power of will, knowledge and action summed up into the three horizontal lines on his forehead are framed by a bell on the right and lotus flowers underneath. The chaotic and bold movement of paint gives this painting a distinctively strong energy.
Price: Price: Rs. 25,500 (SOLD)

Title: Ananta

Size:Diameter 16.5”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; framed
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:An endless circle of the mantra Har Har Mahadev in Sanskrit envelops the energy within with swirls of gold, orange and black. The painting is framed by a wooden embroidery hoop.
Price: Rs. 6000

Title: Virya

Size:Diameter 16.5”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; framed
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Energy emanating from the gold leaf leads into the mantra Har Har Mahadev creating an infinite loop of hope. The painting is framed by a wooden embroidery hoop.
Price: Rs. 6000

Title: Rachna (I)

Size:8” x 8”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Part one of two modernist works, this painting is lined with a jute rope, tying the universe to earth. It is aptly named Rachna – the Sanskrit word for creativity. And what better way to illustrate creativity than the transcendent power of art?
Price: Price: Rs.5000

Title: Rachna (II)

Size:12” x 8”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Part two of the modernist works, this painting is lined with a jute rope, tying the universe to earth. It is aptly named Rachna – the Sanskrit word for creativity. And what better way to illustrate creativity than the transcendent power of art?
Price: Price: Rs.6000

Title: Tripundra (II)

Size:56” x 33”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; stretched canvas on wood frame
Year: 2020
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:This painting symbolises Shiva’s forehead marked with three distinctive horizontal lines made from sacred ash called Tripundra. A blue Trishul, Shiva’s trusted weapon lifts up the red circle of life. It is essentially holding up our world, letting us live and thrive. Traditional pacific and aboriginal motifs fill the red circle. Upon closer inspection you will find a Sanskrit mantra Har Har Mahadev etched into the painting.
Price: Rs.55,000 (special stargaze price)

Title: Ardhanarishwar

Size:50” x 25”
Medium:: Mixed media on canvas; unframed
Year: 2020
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:This painting is of Ardhanarishwar – Shiva and Shakti combined to form a perfect being. They are enraged at the injustices rampant in the Kali Yuga. And they are ready to turn the world upside down. Traditional pacific and aboriginal motifs fill the border of Ma Shakti’s saree. Upon closer inspection you will find a Sanskrit mantra etched into the painting.
Price: Rs.75,000 (special stargaze price)

Title: Dhua

Size:38” x 38”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; stretched canvas on wood frame
Year: 2020
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:A silhouette of Lord Shiva holding a chillum in his hand is framed with the symbol of Om. The smoke, fashioned from traditional pacific and aboriginal motifs, is shown originating in and floating away from the top of the chillum. Bright red frames the painting highlighting Shiva’s simple silhouette further.
Price: Rs.55,000 (special stargaze price)

Title: Manu

Size:22” x 15”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; unframed
Year: 2019
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:This painting symbolises what it means to be human – living through an ongoing battle between our materialistic wants and spiritual needs. The left half of the painting, a symbol of heart, symbolises our materialistic wants. On the right is the symbol of Om which symbolises our spiritual needs. Traditional pacific and aboriginal motifs fill the red circle of life. Upon closer inspection you will also find a Sanskrit mantra Om Namah Shivaya etched into the painting.
Price: Rs.25,000

Title: Durga Ma

Size:13.5” x 18.5”
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:Goddess Durga, the protector of the Universe, and her animal of choice the mighty Lion are intertwined to form this magnificent painting. Teal and blue make a beautiful addition to any wall.
Price: Price: 15,000 (SOLD)

Title: Rudra

Size:13.5” x 18.5”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; stretched canvas on wood frame
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:The powerful Lord Rudra and Nandi are charging ahead in a pink and magenta mist. Glistening silver moon shines bright behind the duo.
Price: Rs.15,000

Title: Ram Mandir

Size:45.5” x 33”
Medium:Mixed media on canvas; framed in a beautiful brown and gold wooden case
Year: 2021
Artist: Maya Nelluri
Description:This painting depicts Shri Rama looking at the completed Ram Mandir (currently being built in Ayodhya) with a gentle smile. A nidhi samarpan abhiyan for Shri Rama Janmabhoomi Theertha Kshetra took place in Hyderabad on 24th January. During the event Sri Sudhir ji, RSS Kshetra Pracharak for Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra, unveiled the painting.
Price: Price: 75,000 (special stargaze price)