K S Radhakrishnan

Critics frequently comment on the immediacy of K. S. Radhakrishnan's sculptures. The artist adopts neither a referential, self-consciously avant-garde approach nor a derivatively tribal folk style; instead, his style seems to spring from the form he seeks to convey, and uniquely suits its subject.

Radhakrishnan attributes the expressiveness of his figures to the example of his father, a thwarted actor who instilled in his son a passion for...
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Radhakrishnan attributes the expressiveness of his figures to the example of his father, a thwarted actor who instilled in his son a passion for the potency of ritual dances and performances. Radhakrishnan's works often drawn from the emotions and myths of the Hindu gods, such as Shiva, Kali and Radha. His sculptures are often larger than life-sized; placed in the outdoors, they evoke a superhuman atmosphere.

Over the years, Radhakrishnan has experienced with alternate sculpting mediums, working in molten bronze, beeswax and Plaster of Paris.The physical process of working with the materials becomes a performance in itself. The sculpture is the product of a tactile engagement with his medium.


Honours and Awards
  • 1985 Awarded Junior Fellowship, by Ministry of Human Resources, GOI...
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    PAST AUCTIONS          
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    Lot 84 Details

    Summer Online Auction 24-25 June 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Maiya Post Graduate

    Bronze

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    Lot 25 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 1 September 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    unknown surface

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    Winning bid
    $2,431
    Rs 1,77,480
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    Lot 44 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 4 August 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Rising Musui

    Bronze

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    Winning bid
    $2,382
    Rs 1,76,280
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    Lot 39 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 7 July 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Untitled

    Bronze

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    Winning bid
    $876
    Rs 64,860
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    Lot 43 Details

    Absolute Tuesdays 30 June 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Ganesh Playing...

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    Winning bid
    $962
    Rs 71,160
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    EXHIBITIONS          
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    Lot 3 Details

    Utopia | Chawla Art Gallery. 12 Aug-10 Oct 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Maiya as an Arrow

    Bronze

    45 x 43.75 x 6 in

    $16,667
    Rs 12,00,000


    Lot 4 Details

    Utopia | Chawla Art Gallery. 12 Aug-10 Oct 2020

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Maiya as Yakshi

    Bronze

    52 x 26 x 6 in

    $16,667
    Rs 12,00,000


    Lot 59 Details

    Sculptures Show. 25 Jan-15 Feb 2007

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Figures

    Bronze

    9 x 13 x 13 in




    Lot 60 Details

    Sculptures Show. 25 Jan-15 Feb 2007

    K S Radhakrishnan

    Untitled

    Bronze

    68 x 31 x 24 in




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