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K S Radhakrishnan
Maiya Post Graduate


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...

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.



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  Lot 84 of 90  

SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION
24-25 JUNE 2020

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ARTWORK DETAILS

K S Radhakrishnan
Maiya Post Graduate
Signed and inscribed 'Radha 4/9/ Maiya Post Graduate' (on the base)
1998
Bronze
Height: 67.25 in (171 cm)
Width: 29.5 in (75 cm)
Depth: 24.25 in (61.8 cm)

Fourth from a limited edition of nine

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Sculpture
Style: Figurative


 









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