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Artiste, writer, dreamer

Artiste, writer, dreamer
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It doesn’t stop there for a man who is adept at using his hands to give breath to any material. He makes wooden toys; sculpts in a variety of mediums; persuades terracotta to do his bidding and take the shape he wants.

He writes poetry; essays on art and culture; lectures on a variety of topics from handicrafts to the state of neglected murals in public spaces to art education as a vital necessity for a fast growing young population hungry for knowledge across the arts. Oh yes and he also writes and illuminates stories and fables for young children.

Padmavisbushana KG Subramanyan or Mani Sir or Mani da as he is known affectionately by his students, fellow artists, and friends turned 90 on 5th February this year. K G Subramanyan, one of India’s most senior artists, has worked with diverse media and materials, exhibiting extensively both within and outside the country. He is known as much for his wide-ranging scholarship as for his artworks which are full of wit, subversion, eroticism and critical social commentary. A major retrospective of his work was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, in 2003. He has been part of the arts faculty at M. S. University, Baroda, and is Professor Emeritus at Kala Bhavan, VisvaBharati, Santiniketan.

WHEN: On till 20 April, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
WHERE: Art Heritage Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg
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