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T V Santhosh

A Room to Pray

Born in 1968 in Kerala, T.V. Santhosh completed his Bachelor’s degree in fine art, specializing in sculpture, from Kalabhavan, Santiniketan, in 1994. He then studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts of M.S. University, Baroda, completing his Master’s degree in the same there in 1997.

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...

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  Lot 59 of 67  

12 FEBRUARY 2015


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Rs 12,00,000

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T V Santhosh
A Room to Pray

Fiberglass, Steel, LED Panels and extension cords, wires and screws.

Dimensions variable

First from a limited edition of three

A Room to Pray sculptutal installation comprises of 7 large panels (white panels) each of 7 (H) x 5 (W) x 2 (D) feet
12 Timer pieces
8 large LED panels
4 plexiglass sheets on top of these 8 large LED panels
One table
One single LED panel on top of the table
The whole installation will take space of 19 feet across and 12 feet depth
This would be the exact space taken by installation and then one would need space around it to view it
The viewer should be able to walk around the whole installation

The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

A Room to Pray, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich in collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2008 (First from the edition of three)
The Armory Show, New York presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2009 (another from the edition)
11th Havana Biennial, 2012 (another from the edition)

T.V.Santhosh: Blood and Spit, Living with a Wound, A Room to Pray, Countdown; published jointly by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2009 (another from the edition)
Voices of Change: 20 Indian Artists, ed: Gayatri Sinha, Marg Foundation, Mumbai, 2010 (another from the edition)

Category: Installation
Style: Figurative


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