Born in march-76 at Kozhikode, Sasi Edavarad completed his Govt.certificate course in Fine arts,Calicut. Then he completed 5-year National Diploma in Traditional Mural Painting from the Institute of Kerala Mural painting at Guruvayur, Course as Gurukula tradition - under the legendary mural artist M.K.Srinivasan.
Sasi Edavarad has been presenting his works on exhibition at many national and State-level events.
He received scholarship of Young artist by Department of culture, Gov. of India 2000-2002, and Reach Foundation Award 2016 at Chennai.
The main shows he has participated include
Mammiyoor Krishnan Kutti Nair Memorial State Camp and Exhibition (1998,1999)
Solo Exhibition at Chitrakala Parishat art gallery, Bangalore(2002)
Exhibition of Mural Painting, Lalithakala Academy, Calicut(2003,2008)
Exhibition on Mural painting, Mumbai Cricket Association Club,Mumbai(2012)
Exhibition on Mural painting, Mahua art gallery, Bangaluru(2013)
Space and root Lalithakala Academy Chennai(2014)
He has participated Workshop on
Alkunnath Siva Temple Kozhikode
Kumaranelloor Bhagavathi Temple Kottayam(2000-2002)
Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple Palakkad
Associated with renovation of Sri Padmanabha Swami Temple Trivandrum
Thrissala Bhagavathi Temple Kozhikode
Sri Krishna Temple Mankavu Kozhikode
Mata Amritanandamayi Temple New Delhi and Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple Kottayam
Many other private works in different places in India and abroad
He has participated Workshop on
Restoration of oil painting at hill palace museum Thrippunithura by Department of Archaeology and National museum New Delhi(1999)
National seminar at Kila conducted by Lalithakala Academy
Chithralekha and iteractive workshop between tribal/folk artists and contemporary artists at Lalithakala Academy
Regional centre- Chennai by the craft council of India 2010
International Mural painting camp 2013 at Kottayam by Kerala Lalithakala Academy
Regional painters camp of contemporary artist and folk, tribal and traditional artist from South West regions of India organized by Directorate of art and culture- Goa Lalithakala Academy Regional centre, Chennai
The traditional mural paintings of Kerala are a fine art of skill and creative excellence. A mural is an artwork painted or applied directly onto walls, ceilings or any other permanent surface. In murals, architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into its creation. The walls of Sree Kovil and Gopuram are the prominent places where painting are generally seen in Temples.Apart from Hindu Temples a number of churches also have mural paintings with Christian inconographic features: Kanjoor,Thiruvalla,Ollur churches are the examples.
The history of Mural Painting of India studied by many and most of them traced the evolution of it from Ajanta to Kerala. The Budhist themes of Ajanta Paintings considered to have been executed between the 2nd Century B.C. and the 5th/6th Century.The stages of Mural paintings seen at different periods can be generally and roughly located at places such as Sittanavasal, Badami Tenjavur, Vijayanagar and Kerala to name a few in South India.
Kerala is considered to be very rich in mural paintings and most of the Kerala murals are dated between the 16th/17th Century and the 19th Century A.D. The murals of Kanthaloor temple in Thiruvananthapuram Dt(13th Century) and those at Pisharikave and Kallimpalli in Kozhikode Dt(14th Century) are the oldest extent temple frescoes of Kerala.
The mural tradition of Kerala is generally divided into three phases. Early phases(800 - 1000A.D) can be seen in Thirunandilkkara, kandalur and Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The middle phase(1000 - 1301A.D) in Mattanchery palace, Vadakkunnatha Temple, Thiruvanchikulam, Thodeekkalam, Elamkunnaphuzha and the late phase(1301 - 1800 A.D) in Mattanchery palace, Padmanabhapuram Palace Kottakal,Guruvayur,Tripayar etc.
Traditional Kerala mural painting is done only in five basic colours(Panchavarna) such as yellow,red,green,black and white. White is the wall itself and all other pigments are prepared from stones and leaves. The wall preparation is an elaborate process and on the specially prepared wall the picture is drawn first in line and complete in the above mentioned five colors.Most of the pictures are done based on 'dhyanasloka'.