Thursday, March 9, 2017

THE INTIMATE LINE-Drawings Painting mixed media works by Pradeep Kumar DM

Pradeep Kumar’s solo exhibition features a suite of drawings, paintings and mixed media work on paper, canvas, tiles, charcoal blocks, cow dung (smeared on paper) and other found objects.
Hailing from a small but culturally vibrant ‘Lambani’ community, Pradeep has developed an instinctive ability to cull out anecdotes from a personal archive and illuminating them i
n his work. Characterized by passion and proficiency with the moving line, he strokes his images of private tales with elements of fantasy and imagination.

Pradeep brings a raw force and melodic energy to his work– be it in the depiction of the contours of the body; heightened eroticism of infatuated individuals; or witty communion of human and animal forms. The manner in which everyday objects and material are employed to explore aspects of human behaviour and relationships makes him stand out among his peers and fellow artists.

Pradeep has a post-graduate degree from Bangalore University (MVA – painting). He has had solo shows in Bangalore and Pondicherry; besides group exhibits in Seoul, South Korea (2013); and Aarau, Switzerland (2014). In 2010, he won the Camel Art Foundation Award; and undertook a study tour of Paris and a few other European cities. 


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