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INR. 5,90,000

SN Sujith

Sujith’s works are his reactions to the urban landscape that he encounters everyday life. His visual language brings together a world that is poetic, narrative, abstract and evocative all at the same time, as he paints vast landscapes flushed with light and shadows. His large format works present a plethora of landscapes, forests, and cities, almost magical in its imagining, hinting at the discomfort with the world that he inhabits. His landscapes are sometimes inhabited by a select few figures and some haunting architecture, both of which are devices for Sujith to capture a state of mine rather than to create a narrative. Much like how spoken or written language works, he approaches the visual not directly but through metaphors and suggestions, using the visible to enter into an abstract world of contradictions, emotions, and relationships that we share with the world. Sujith SN creates artworks that map out how spatial rhythms and territorial boundaries of modern urban landscapes inevitably lead to violence. His work addresses the relationship between politics and architecture and its effect on modern societies, and specifically how modern architecture has come to shape the political, social, and cultural behaviours of its inhabitants. Having grown up in various cities in South India during a period of rapid urbanisation his practice is informed greatly by these spatial transformations. His work is further is inspired by his training as a draughtsman in the construction industry.

Education

  • 2007 MFA, Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad
  • 2005 BFA, Government College of Fine Arts, University of Calicut, Thrissur
  • Holds a Diploma in Civil Draughtsmanship

Exhibitions

  • 2014 Stains of Stimuli, Forum Art…

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2014 Stains of Stimuli, Forum Art Gallery, as part of Art Chennai
  • 2013 Psalms of an (In)visible River, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2012 Psalms of Silence and Dark, HSLU, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • 2010 Map is Not the Territory, Latitude 28, New Delhi
  • 2008 The City and the Tower, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Listen to the Lines Look for the Signs, Gallery 27, Kochi
  • 2015 The Lay of the Land – A Work in Progress, Latitude 28, New Delhi
  • 2015 Reviving the Retinal, Gallery OED, Kochi
  • 2013 Convergence – Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora, William Benton Museum, Connecticut, USA
  • 2013 Small is Big, Durbar Hall, Kochi
  • 2013 Embedded Landscape, Religare Art, New Delhi
  • 2010 Indian (Sub) Way, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
  • 2010 The Earth, Gallery OED, Kochi
  • 2008 Relative Visa, Bodhi Gallery, Mumbai

Participations

  • 2016 Art Basel, Hong Kong
  • 2016 India Art Fair, Delhi
  • 2011 India Art Summit, Delhi

Honours and Awards

  • 2011 FICA Emerging Artist Award
  • 2011 Longlisted for the Skoda Prize
  • 2005 Kerala Lalithakala Akademi State Award


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