Born 1975 in Bijapur, Karnataka (India)
About my works–
Works, primarily built around an edgy Surrealist vocabulary with its associated shifts and substitutions of images and visual registers, are deeply concerned with the ethical dimensions of contemporary life. My vehicle of choice to stage the dilemmas that face Modern man is the fable, a genre that has had the capability to marry topicality with a populist and didactic aspect that can address a wider audience. And allegorical imagination is tied to an urgent moral imperative, and utilizes all the linguistic means that the genre puts at his disposal in order to uncover the iniquities that lie hidden beneath the codes that govern social life. The works resemble parables in their structural and linguistic organization, drawing upon the minutiae of everyday life which are often combined and recombined in surprising and unusual ways in order for it to be able to deliver its ‘message’ in as succinct and unmistakable a form as possible. Fables, however, by their nature are not wordy; requiring a rather stringent economy of means for it to be effective, and by that same token is not really fertile territory for ‘interpretation’. buttresses the possible weaknesses of chosen method by significant recourse to the Modernist tradition.
2001 – 2002- Post Experience Program (Sponsored by the Commonwealth Foundation) in GLASGOW Print studio. Scotland U. K
2000– Post Diploma in Graphic’s Arts in Faculty of fine Arts. M S .University of Baroda, India
1997- Diploma in painting at KEN school of art Bangalore
Solo Show :
2010 – “ Cognitive Dissonance” Palette Art Gallery, Delhi
2007- “Desert of the present” at Art Musings, Mumbai
2006- “ Song of the abandoned road” Palette Art Gallery, Delhi
2002– Gallery III in GLASGOW (U.K.) sponsored by Common Wealth Foundation, London.
Grants & Awards–
2002-“45th National Academy Award “, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi
2003 Camlin Art Foundation 5th Southern Region at Bangalore
2001- K.K. HEBAR Art Foundation Scholarship. Karnataka
2001—-ARNAWAJ Arts Foundations Scholarship, Karnataka
1999 to 2001–Human Resource Development Research Grants
1998- Bombay Art Society’s 106th All India Annual Art Exhibition
1997&98-Karnataka State and Central Lalit Kala Academy, “A Special Art Exhibition ” in Bangalore
2010 ‘Dali’s Elephant’ aicon gallery London.
2008-“Live wires” Visual Arts Center Kennedy Road, Hong Kong.
2006-“Nomenclature 2 Who’s who” Red Earth Gallery, Baroda.
2004-International Bharath Bhavan, Biennial, Bhopal, India
2002-Glassgow Art Fair, U.K
2002-Thi Pai International Art Biennial. Japan
2002-“Voices against Violence” Group Exhibition, Baroda.
2002-“Don’t ask me Why” Group Exhibition, Nazar Art Gallery, Baroda.