7 Apr 2014

Artist Profile: Kalabhakesari

Transformation, woodcut by Kalabhakesari, Artist profile at Art Scene India, Image courtesy artistThis week we profile artist Kalabhakesari, who holds a National Diploma in Fine Arts from Government Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts, Kerala. His art reflects on contemporary issues arising out of urbanization and the pace of transformation in society, which is often in a detrimental direction.

As Kalabhakesari explains, "I am inspired by contemporary society. My paintings are about human emotions, inquiries and the anxieties of everyday life and my concerns about rapidly growing urban spaces, the aggressive invasion of rural spaces and thereby reflections of life." His art conveys the psychological and changing aspects of everyday life, the aspirations, desires and raw human emotions which accompany it. It is a comment on technology and the environment, and above all the struggle to find an identity in the urban cacophony.

In Between the Conflicts, painting by Kalabhakesari, Artist profile at Art Scene India, Image courtesy artistReflections of Life, painting by Kalabhakesari, Artist profile at Art Scene India, Image courtesy artist

Kalabhakesari won the State Award in Painting, Kerala Lalithakala Academy in 2011. He currently lives and works in Bangalore.

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