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Usha Ramachandran

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Acrylic on Canvas 90/90cm
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On a rainy day, 2010 Bronze 50/65/15cm
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Angler edition 1, 2010 Bronze 41/22/20cm © usha ramachandran
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Bronze 30/26/17cm © sulptor usha ramachandran
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Bronze 24/16/15 Cm © Usha Ramachandran
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mother and child, 2009 Bronze 26/17/15 Cm
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The surprise kick, 2010 Bronze 40/36/17
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Bromze and Fibreglass 53/29/26 © usha ramachandran-sculptor
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The laptop Boy, 2010 Bronze 33/21/20cm © The sculptor Usha Ramachandran
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Back Home, 2010 Bronze 39/20/12cm © usha ramachandran
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scaling heights, 2010 Bronze 90/37/16cm © Usha Ramachandran
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The Cyclist, 2011 Bronze 49/33/15cm © Usha Ramachandran
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The cliff hanger, 2010 Bronze and Fibreglass 53/29/26 © usha ramachandran
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The Shadow, 2010 Bronze and Stone 28/25/12cm © Usha Ramachandran
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Bronze and Wood 56/28/12cm © usha ramachandran
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The fidler and her cat, 2011 Bronze 28/16/16cm © Usha Ramachandran
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On a rainy day, 2011 Bronze 45/20/18cm © Usha Ramachandran
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Soft Pastels and Charcoal © artist
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Bronze © Usha Ramachandran
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Charcoal and Pastel
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Trivandrum,Kerala.
Works in
Trivandrum
Tags
mixed-media, realism, modern, traditional, abstract, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

 

Artist Statement:

 

I am an artist and sculptor with no formal training .I live and work from my home in Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala in India.I find inspiration from the news papers, books ,cinema, photographs and people that I come across every day. My works till now have been direct and objective.

 

 I love to bring before my viewers the images that have struck a cord in my my mind and the beauty of very ordinary experiences which we often fail to notice in our daily life through my works of art.

I use water colours, acrylics,oils,pastels and charcoals .

My sculptures are mostly in bronze though I like to work in wood too. I have done works in fibreglass,wood and terracotta .
Creating each work has given me great joy. I hope I have succeeded in passing on a little of that to my viewers.

 

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http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article2105476.ece                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

http://www.thehindu.com/arts/crafts...

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Art review, Deccan Herald
Tuesday 14 June 2011

 Marta Jakimowicz

 

Emphatic nicety

Usha Ramachandran, who recently held her “Bronze Age” exhibition at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (June 13 to 16), may be self-taught but her work appears quite professional in its technical skill and in terms of the chosen motifs, even though the latter come through as sincere but rather conventional. The figurines represent the artist’s warm impressions from around the rustic Kerala environment where she grew up. Ramachandran indulgently and empathically looks at the energy of a little girl who with all seriousness is washing clothes at a river rock, admires a playful boy cyclist and a couple of anglers.

Form-wise, the statues indicate a not always entirely reconcile blend intimately experienced feeling and a wish to make a striking impact.
The aesthetic sources of reference here belong to the kind of indigenised Modernist mode that has long been prevalent on the popular level. Simplified, fairly stylised volumes are made somewhat angular and roughly textured for expressiveness, while spectacular effects are searched for in long, curved linear motifs that almost detach themselves dynamically from the mass.

If such instances tend toward mannerism, the sculptor is more successful when she focuses on compact shapes approached with feeling, as happens in the images of a mother with her baby. 

The largish canvases displayed together with the bronzes were more amateurish in comparison.

Whether abstract with hints at mood or alluding to cosmic trajectories, they were preoccupied with design and perhaps hastily brushed.

      http://www.deccanherald.com/content/170119/art-review.html