Emami Art, the contemporary art gallery at the Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) will open the season with ‘RASA’, the first ever solo exhibition of sculptures by one of India’s eminent artists, Mr. G Ravinder Reddy in Kolkata. The exhibition has been curated by art critic and curator, Anupa Mehta.
In this new body of works, G Ravinder Reddy draws attention to stylistic departures and shifts in his works which reference and question perceptions around the notion and ideals of beauty. The exhibition ‘RASA’ is going to showcase a range of works by Reddy spanning over a time period of 1989 to 2019. It will include his latest creations along with his important works from earlier period - to highlight shifts in his oeuvre as a sculptor of international repute.
G Ravinder Reddy’s sculptures depict the human form in all its vulnerable complexities. Appropriating from traditional Indian religious statues, and drawing from various sources including Pop Art, his larger than life colourful installations celebrate and question ideals of Indian culture. Decorated with wide open eyes, elaborate hair styles and prominent makeup, the gilded fiberglass and bronze head sculptures have come to be recognised internationally