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T V Santosh



  Education   1997 Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan, West Bengal.  Exhibitions   2011 'The Land', Nature Morte,... Selected Solo Exhibitions 2011 'The Land', Nature Morte, Berlin 2010 'Burning Flags', Aicon Gallery, London in collaboration with The Guild Gallery of Mumbai and New York 2009 'Blood and Spit', Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 2009 'Living with a Wound', Grosvenor Vadehra, London 2008 'A Room to Pray', Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2008 Bose Pacia, Kolkata 2008 ‘Countdown’, Nature Morte, New Delhi in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006 ‘Scars of An Ancient Error’, Singapore Art Fair presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘False Promises’, at Grosvenor Gallery, London in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘Unresolved Stories’, Nature Morte, New Delhi in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2003 ‘One Hand Clapping / Siren’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997 Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Selected Group Exhibitions 2012 'WAR ZONE: Indian Contemporary Art', ARTEMONS CONTEMPORARY, Das Kunstmuseum, Austria 2012 '2 + 2 = 5', The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2012 '2012: A Further Global Encounter', Grosvenor Vadehra, London 2012 'Mapmakers: The Evolution of Contemporary Indian Art', Aicon Gallery, New York 2012 'The Contemporary Sultanate', presented by Exhibit 320 at One Style Mile, Olive, New Delhi 2011 'Indian Rainbow', Luce Gallery, Torino 2011 'Iconoclasts & Iconodules', Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi 2011 'Icons in Our Midst', Artspeaks India, New Delhi 2010 'Inside India', Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin 2010 'Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi', presented by Ojas Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2010 'At The Edge', Gallery Maya, London 2010 'Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference', Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi 2010 'Indian (Sub)Way', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London 2010 'The Evolution of the Species', Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai 2010-11 'In Transition: New Art from India', Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada; Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada 2009-10 'Evidentia', Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore 2009-10 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times', Lakeeren, Mumbai 2009-10 'Sculpture', The Guild, Mumbai 2009 'Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image', Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore 2009 'Recycled', Bose Pacia, Kolkata 2009 'Mining Minds', Chaitanya Art Gallery, Kochi 2009 'Multitudes', Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore in collaboration with Zen Studio Gallery and Artflute.com 2009 'Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art', Grosvenor Gallery, London 2009 'Re-Claim/ Re-Cite/ Re-Cycle', presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata 2009 'Passage to India, Part II: New Indian Art from the Frank Cohen Collection', at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK 2009 'My Little India', Marella Gallery, Beijing 2009 'Life is A Stage', Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai 2009 'In The Mood For Paper', F2 Gallery, Beijing 2009 'Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art', Aicon Gallery, New York 2008-09 'Where In The World', Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi 2008-09 'Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan', Aicon Gallery, London 2008-09 'Hot Shots', The Viewing Room, Mumbai 2007-08 ‘India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation’, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy 2007-08 ‘Similarities’, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai 2007 ‘After Shock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary India’, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK 2007 ‘Young Guns’, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai 2007 ‘Year 07’, London, presented by Grosvenor Vadehra, London 2007 ‘India 20’, a Group Show that Coincided With the Release of the Book ‘India 20’, at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2006 ‘Here And Now: Young Voices From India’, Grosvenor Vadehra, London 2006 Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at The Chrysler Museum, Germany 2005 ‘Whose Space Is It Anyway’, Nature Morte, New Delhi in Collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘Double Enders’, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘Are We Like This Only’, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi 2005 ‘Kaam’, Arts India, New York 2005 ‘Change Of Address’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2005 ‘Paths of Progression’, Saffronart and Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Mumbai , New York and Singapore 2005 ‘Ways of Seeing’, Art Alive, New Delhi 2005 ‘Endless Terrain’, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi 2004 ‘Anticipations’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘Bombay Boys’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2004 ‘A Journey’, a Charity Art Show for Passages Breast Cancel Health Project, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai 2004 ‘A Tribute To Bhupen Khakhar’, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 Viart Gallery, New Delhi 2004 ‘Zoom!’, Art in Contemporary India, Culturegest, Lisbon 2004 ‘Generation I’, Saffron Art Gallery in Collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2004 ‘RED’, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi 2004 ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward’, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda 2003 ‘Crossing Generations : diVERGE’, presented by Gallery Chemould at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai 2003 ‘The Dual Path of Indian art Today’, Galerie Muller and Plate, Munchen 2003 ‘Highlights’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Bangalore 2003 Works on Paper, Saffronart Online Show 2002 'Art Edge', presented by Fine Art Company, at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 2002 'Trans-Figuration', presented by ArtInc. At India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 2002 'Words And Images', organized by The Guild Art Gallery at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai. 2002 'Quotable Stencil', Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2002 'Cross Currents', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 'Creative Space', organized by Sakshi Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. 2002 'Mela-A Carnival Of Indian Art', RPG Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 'Tribute To Picasso’, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2002 'The Human Factor', organized by The Guild Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001 'Excerpts From My Diary Pages', Fine Art Company Gallery, Mumbai 2001 'Engendering Images Of Women', The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000 'Exile And Longing', Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997 Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad. 1993 Birla Academy for Arts and Crafts, Kolkata 1993 All India Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Exhibition, New Delhi Participations 2014 Colombo Art Biennale, SriLanka 2014 Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh 2013 'Miniature Rewind 1', presented by Grosvenor Gallery, London for Art Dubai 2013, Dubai 2012 ‘To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art’, as part of Art Chennai, Edition II at Lalit Kala Regional Centre, Chennai 2011-12 'India: Lado a Lado / Arte Contemporânea Indiana (India: Side by Side / Indian Contemporary Art)', part of the Exhibition ÍNDIA! presented by Brazilian Ministry of Culture and Banco do Brasil at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo; SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília 2011 'Crossroads : India Escalate', India Pavilion at Prague Biennale 5 2011 'Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections', Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 2010 'The 11th Hour: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from India / Diaspora', Tang Contemporary, Beijing 2010 'The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today', The Saatchi Gallery, London 2010 'Size Matters or Does it?', Part2 at Latitude 28, New Delhi 2010 'Size Matters or Does it?', Part 1 at Latitude 28, New Delhi 2009 'Expressions at Tihar', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi 2009 'Failed Plot', part of KIAF 09 at COEX, Seoul 2009 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai 2009 'Armory Show', New York represented by The Guild, Mumbai 2009 'ARCOmadrid', Spain represented by The Guild, Mumbai 2009 'CIGE 2009', China represented by The Guild, Mumbai 2008-09 'Collision Course', GSK Contemporary: Part 2, Royal Academy of Art, UK 2008 '101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2008', represented by The Guild, Mumbai 2008 Presented by Jack Shainman Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, Basel 2007-08 ‘Kashi 10 Light Years – Anniversary Show’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi 2007 SH Contemporary, Shanghai 2006 ‘Scars of An Ancient Error’, Singapore Art Fair presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 2003 ‘National Gallery of Modern Art Annual Show’, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai 2002 The Contemporary Asian Art Fair-by The Guild Art Gallery in Sing apore. 2001,02,03,04 'Harmony Show', Nehru Centre, Mumbai 2000 Kala Ghoda Show on 'Functional Objects' presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai 1997 Kerala State Exhibition, Kerala 1996 Bombay Art Society, Mumbai Honours and Awards 2010 Padmini Award, Kerala Lalit Kala Academy 1997 Kerala Lalit Kala Academy State Award 1997 Inlaks Foundation (Indian) 1997 Kanoria Scholarship, Ahmedabad 1997 National Scholarship 1994 Ramkinker Award 1990-94 Viswabharathi Merit Scholarship   Heavily inspired by cinema, news media, art history and popular culture, Santhosh’s art is centered on the exploration of present day crises. He uses images from print media, television and the internet to create eerily realist canvases replete with meaning that make strong statements about the general socio-political situation in India. “The distinctive stylistic treatment, which makes Santhosh’s paintings recognizable without being predictable, subsumes three cardinal elements: first, a mode of representation that has erroneously been termed as photo-realism; second, a strict turning of chromatic scale; and third, an incremental transfiguration of the material, by degree and detail, that is all the more shocking for its unobtrusiveness” (Ranjit Hoskote, “Transfigurations at the Margin of Blur: Recent Paintings by T.V. Santhosh”, One Hand Clapping/Siren, The Guild Gallery exhibition catalogue, 2003, unpaginated).

T V Santosh

    • Lives and Works :
    • Mumbai
    • Education :
    • M.F.A from MS University,Baroda ( Gujrat )


Artist Statement

Heavily inspired by cinema, news media, art history and popular culture, Santhosh’s art is centered on the exploration of present day crises. He uses images from print media, television and the internet to create eerily realist canvases replete with meaning that make strong statements about the general socio-political situation in India. “The distinctive stylistic treatment, which makes Santhosh’s paintings recognizable without being predictable, subsumes three cardinal elements: first, a mo
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Artist Biography

  Education   1997 Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan, West Bengal.  Exhibitions   2011 'The Land', Nature Morte,... Selected Solo Exhibitions 2011 'The Land', Nature Morte, Berlin 2010 'Burning Flags', Aicon Gallery, London in collaboration with The Guild Gallery of Mumbai and New York 2009 'Blood and Spit', Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 2009 'Livi
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