Born Kerala, India. Studied Painting at Goa College of Art. Post-Graduate Diploma, Comparative Mythology, Bombay University, 1980’s.
Parthan is known as a pioneer of intermedia art in India. While elaborating the workings of a mysterious inner universe through his paintings, he has combined his painterly concerns with his explorations of cyberspace to produce a series of provocative, richly textured installations.
Parthan began as an engineer, but was drawn into art in 1974, where he became familiar with the movements of Impressionism, Expressionism, etc. He began to study Indian mystical arts, exploring tantra, ritual arts, and Indian mythology. In the early 80’s he worked as a writer and illustrator. 1995 saw him studying computers, learning hardware engineering, building his own machine, and creating programs. Parthan has shown extensively nationally and internationally and his works are in prestigious collections, private and public throughout the world. He lives and works in Mumbai, India.