KS Radhakrishnan


K. S. Radhakrishnan is recognized as one of the most significant sculptors of contemporary Indian art. After completing his under-graduation from Changanacherry, Radhakrishnan went to Shantiniketan in 1973 to pursue formal training in art from the prestigious Kala Bhavan of Vishwabharati University. He completed his MFA in 1981 and was awarded with a research grant by Lalit Kala, Delhi to work in Garhi Village. The major theme of his works is the male and female figures Maiya and Musui which represent the anima-animus, the primary anthropomorphic archetypes. His sculptures range from small-intimate scale to lofty dimensions. These works are his meditations on migration, history, nostalgia and memory which have a direct engagement with the public sphere. He renders a sensuous quality to his works by deploying extraordinary body movements of his figures. Radhakrishnan has been awarded K.C.S. Paniker Puraskar, Govt. of Kerala (2011). The artist has exhibited in important exhibitions extensively both in India and abroad, and his works can be found in several public and private collections throughout the world. Solo exhibitions with Art Musings include Terrafly, 2014; Liminal Figures Liminal Space, 2010 & Freehold; 2006. The artist lives and works in Delhi.