BIODATA

About Artist

It is not what I see but what I don’t see that intrigues me, and inspires me. I like to scratch more than just the surface; I like to dig deeper and explore layers that usually evade being noticed at the first glance, be it a thought, object or a person. That’s exactly what I try to showcase through my artwork. Most of my work cannot be understood at just a glance, because what I try to convey is not an image but a thought, an idea. My intention for my audiences is that they spend some time looking deeper into my installation and gain an understanding of the idea contained within; an idea that may have already existed deep within their own selves but haven’t yet found a concrete external expression. Almost all my artwork comes with a brief description to facilitate a dialogue with the spectator. With my art, I don’t intend to decorate walls. I wish to stir an emotion in the viewer and take him/her beyond the sensory input, and right inside the artwork. That’s where the viewer can have a conversation with the artwork and build a relationship with it. I believe that the purpose of art is not just to add beauty, but to also embrace the not-so-beautiful in a meaningful way. I believe that more than pleasing the viewer, art should make the viewer think, explore and question. It should become a part of their selves. I intend to enhance the way one interacts with the art through my work; one painting at a time. Yours truly, Raghavan

Academics

    Bachelor of Computer Applications (2011), RV Institue Of Management, Bengaluru

Exhibitions

    • Solo Exhibition at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru (From March 4, 2015 to March 8, 2015)
    • Solo Exhibition, inaugurated by Mr. M S Murthy (Chairman of Lalita Kala Parishat, Karnataka), at Padasale Art Gallery, Ravindra Kalakshetra Campus, Bengaluru (April 26, 2015 to April 30, 2015)

Award & Recognition

    Nil

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