Suneel Mamadapur

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.

Educational Qualification:

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 2001Human 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

Group Exhibition:

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.