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March 17, 2016

Take A Peek At K S Radhakrishnan’s Bronze Sculptures

Text by Huzan Tata

The internationally acclaimed sculptor presents an open-air exhibition of his creations

While a painting needs a wall, sculptures, in any form, are free from space constraints. And now, acclaimed sculptor K S Radhakrishnan gives viewers a chance to admire artworks in the outdoors. His latest solo show, In The Open, features 30 large scale sculptures created over the last three decades. Created with bronze, each of the sculptures portray the human form in all its glory. Says the artist about his masterpieces, ‘an open air sculpture could be public and private at the same time. My works, irrespective of their size, are always conceived as independent aesthetic entities that demand open air for their existence’.

4 Questions with the artist, KS Radhakrishnan

  1. Artistic Motivations “The human body and exploring its anatomical sensuousness and expressive potentiality. They are shaped by my meditations on migration, history, memory, loss and nostalgia, and demonstrate the deep engagement with the world around me.”
  2. Inspirations “Ramkinkar Baij, and the folklore of my native state Kerala. Impish figures became containers in my works, which you can clearly see in the creations Breeze through the Railing and Lamp Inserted in the Human Web – there the present diminutive figures with smiles on their faces engage in different activities, while assuming even the shapes of actual ‘containers’.”
  3. On the wall at home “Works by Ramkinkar Baij – as he was not only my professor but an eminent part of my being and helped shape my creative language.”
  4. Concerns that find a place in your art “There is not one thing which one can point towards but concerns are a part of life. Sculptures, or any artistic forms, are made to reflect and address all these concerns.”

In The Open is on display at Ojas Art, New Delhi (1AQ, Qutab Minar Roundabout, Mehrauli) until March 25, 2016

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