SHUKLA. SUBRAMANYAN. All the same, these have their own limitations. So the notion of a rural arcadia as opposed to an urban hell is a little far-fetched. In 1956 he took part in group shows in USA and UK. Which is to say that I do not have a one-point agenda. Comparables Artist Profile. (Hons.) Why has it been important for artists to look within (one’s own culture) to assert their (political) identity? He is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2012 and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata was bestowed upon him in 2005. In 1998 he participated in a group show in Singapore. These Lots are not situated in India and therefore, may only be purchased in USD. One accepts that forces inherent in capitalist/industrialist economies progressively uproot people from their traditional moorings, where those who produced goods or provided services had close cultural links with those they did it for, and these exchanges functioned within a total circuit of implications and meanings. But indiscriminate iconization of cultural forms and practices to sharp-profile the political identities of various groups (Hindu, Islamic, Jewish) is decidedly retrograde and dangerous. In 2013 - 2014 he participated in group shows in Kolkata. Subramanyan was greatly influenced by folk art from Kerala, Kalighat painting and Pattachitra from Bengal and Odisha, as well as Indian court paintings. In 1979 and 1980 he participated in ‘Asian Artist’s Exhibition Part I and Part II’ in Japan. In this globalized world, people hold on to even these latter to preserve their group identities. was professor of painting at Baroda. showcased in ‘India: Myth and Reality’ at Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK. Covering a whole range of characteristics—liveliness, elegance, oddness, comedy, tragedy, metamorphic overlay, even allegory. (Inclusive of buyer's premium), Winning bid Subramanyan’ was exhibited at the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh. a) UntitledInitialled in Tamil (lower right)Ink on paper8.25 x 5.5 in (21 x 14 cm)b) UntitledInitialled in Tamil (lower centre)Pen on paper8.25 x 5.75 in (21 x 14.6 cm)c) UntitledInitialled in Tamil (lower left)Ink on paper8 x 5.75 in (20.5 x 14.5 cm), Winning bid Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. c) UntitledInitialled in Tamil (lower centre)Watercolour on paper8.25 x 6 in (21.1 x 15 cm)d) UntitledInitialled in Tamil (lower right)Watercolour on paper8.25 x 6 in (21.1 x 15.3 cm), Winning bid Creative Circuit: The Art of K G Subramanyan, Winter Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles, The Symbolism of Swaminathan: A Journey Through the Years. Register to Bid. To my mind, culture is, in one sense, what an individual gets from the society or milieu s/he grows within, which shapes to some extent his/her speech, thinking and behaviour, and which eventually gives him/her a ready language of expression. In 1982 he took part in ‘Contemporary Indian Art’ at Royal Academy of Arts, London. 1 Lot 1 Quick Zoom | Large: K G Subramanyan (1924 - 2016) Untitled Circa 1950s. Discover this artist. $810 In 1964 - 1965 he took part in ‘Ten Indian Artists’ in USA and South East Asia. In 1955, Subramanyan was awarded a... Born in Kerala on 15 February 1924, K G Subramanyan was among the leading artists who sought to explore a post-Independence Indian identity through art. He participated in several group exhibitions in India and overseas: That part of culture which has worked into one’s skin one cannot get rid of; it remains part of the system like one’s complexion or body-rhythm. I find what I see around exciting, but at various levels. SUBHALAKSHMI SHUKLA. In 2014 ‘New Works by K.G. Our Expertise lies in assisting patrons to build a solid art portfolio Subramanyan And this love for experimentation lasted till the very end of his days. Subramanyan, with the kind permission of the artist and the Seagull Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata Where he considers himself an ‘outsider’? I do not agree with any of these views—the fetishistic use of culturally specific materials is confined to very few in the scene you refer to. of Although cowdung may have cultural reference in rural India, to consider it a symbol of Indian identity is ludicrous. of I do not want to be over-specific. In 1965 K.G. 4 I am not clear what this question is driving at. In 1961 and 1979 he participated in Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil. Tribute ‘I am an artist activist, not an activist artist’: Why KG Subramanyan (1924-2016) and his art matter Startlingly modern and intrinsically Indian, his … (Inclusive of buyer's premium), View Dimensions (Inclusive of buyer's premium), View Dimensions Partners. works, Copyright © 2016 Saffronart Management Corporation. But this is situational, not geographical. The Wardrobe Mirror (2002), Reverse Painting by K.G. Born in Kerala on 15 February 1924, K G Subramanyan was among the leading artists who sought to explore a post-Independence Indian identity through art. Learn. K. G. Subramanyan was Born in Kerala, He studied at Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan and later at the Slade School of Art, London. If you have any other questions, please contact us. Varnish 792 items. SHUKLA. 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