I was curious to know more about the vibrant forms of colours on display in and around my cultural landscape. The working class movement in Kerala, my home state, whose influence no artist could escape, also opened me to the changing notions of what constitute revolutionary politics and its links to ideas of labour. The degeneration of movement in recent times, exemplified by the use of violence to further sectarian interests.
This is in a way a continuation of my last exhibited work, Multitudes a meditation of chaos of our daily living. In Multitudes, a series of acrylic paintings on canvasses and charcoal on paper. I tried to make sense of time and space: to grasp the universal and how it is represented in the personal. The macrocosm and the microcosm to me are part of the same whole, the same dialectic. Each leaves its imprint on the other; the chaos is all encompassing. The witness and the victim are one and the same. As an artist, I look for places that could influence my strokes, my colors.
MY UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION 14 June, 2013, SIGEAN, FRANCE.
1975 Born in Koduvally, Calicut, Kerala, India
1995 Diploma in Fine Arts Universal School of Fine Arts Calicut, Kerala.
2013 Received Jackson Pollock-Krasner Fellowship from New York
2012 Attended United Art Fair New Delhi September 2012
2010 Attended International Art Symposium The Breath of Epos 22 August, 2010 Yelabuga,
Russia supported by UNESCO
2002 Of Human Bondage Shackles in the Rat Race Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi
2012 Magic Lantern, Art Houz, Chennai
2012 United Art Fair New, Delhi.
2011 Smile Warsaw, Poland.
2011 Queen of Democracy, London
2010 The Breath of Epos Ivan Shishkin Gallery Yelabuga; Russia.
2003 Dreams: Projects Unrealised, Academy of Fine Art and Literature, New Delhi.
2002 Hasthakshar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi
2002 The agony of Yamuna at Punjab Lalit Kala Academy, Chandigarh
2000 For Cyclone Victim of Orissa Lalit Kala Academy Rabindra Bhawan, New Delhi.
Elabuga State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve Russia.
India and abroad