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T.V. Santhosh EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Tracing An Ancient Error
T.V. Santhosh
Tracing An Ancient Error

2007

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 cm
Employing the themes of war and global terrorism, South Indian artist T.V. Santhosh paints in lurid greens and shocking orange, recreating the effect of a colour photographic negative. The artist charges his large canvases with figures in contoured and compromising positions. Like many of his politically motivated contemporaries, Santhosh lifts pivotal episodes from recent history and renegotiates their appearance with a shock-bulb of violent energy that eclipses the work. Santhosh’s paintings of impending doom, a world at the brink of an atomic end, are intentionally more apocalyptic than cathartic. Tracing an Ancient Error is an illuminated work of what appears to be a bearded man lain out, revealing his chest, holding onto something resembling a thread. An image from recent news events, Santhosh captures this scene and reinvents its value as a piece of anonymous and charged history.
Stitching An Undefined Border
T.V. Santhosh
Stitching An Undefined Border

2007

Oil on canvas

122 x 183 cm
Santhosh has switched positive for negative colours in this work. An aged man appears to be operating a sewing machine in a confined space. The artist riddles the surface with wisps of illuminated light that fall over the image like uncontrollable energy or an explosive force. Santhosh often borrows from news images in his works but in representing them through negative colours, suggests otherwise hidden implications to be surmised.

T.V. Santhosh's BIOGRAPHY

T.V. Santhosh
Born in 1968, Kerala, India
Lives and works in Mumbai



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
The Land, Nature Morte, Berlin

2010
Burning Flags, Aicon Gallery, London in collaboration with The Giuld Gallery of Mumbai and New York

2009
Blood and Spit, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Living with a Wound, Grosvenor Vadehra, London

2008
A Room To Pray, Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, in collaboration with the Guild Art gallery, Mumbai
Bose Pacia, Kolkata
Countdown, Nature Morte, New Delhi, in collaboration with the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2006
Scars of An Ancient Error, Singapore Art Fair, presented by the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2005
False Promises, at Grosvenor Gallery, London, in collaboration with the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2004
Unresolved Stories, Nature Morte, New Delhi in collaboration with the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2003
One Hand Clapping/Siren, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai presented by the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

1997
Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Kerala State Exhibition, Kerala


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Indian Rainbow, Luce Gallery, Torino
Collectors' Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Iconoclasts & Iconodules, Religare Art Gallery, New Delhi
Icons in Our Midst, Artspeaks India, New Delhi

2010
The 11th Hour: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art from India / Diaspora, Tang Contemporary, Beijing
The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Size Matters or Does it?, Part2 at Latitude 28, New Delhi
Size Matters or Does it?, Part 1 at Latitude 28, New Delhi
Inside India, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin
Freedom to March: Rediscovering Gandhi through Dandi, presented by Ojas Art at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
At The Edge, Gallery Maya, London
Looking Glass: The Existence of Difference, Twenty Indian Contemporary Artists presented by Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi in collaboration with American Centre; British Council; Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi
Indian (Sub)Way, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi; Grosvenor Vadehra, London
The Evolution of the Species, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
In Transition: New Art from India, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada; Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, Canada
Evidentia, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: Indian Contemporary Art in Global Times, Lakeeren, Mumbai
Sculpture, The Guild, Mumbai

2009
Expressions at Tihar, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
Failed Plot, part of KIAF 09 at COEX, Seoul
India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
Armory Show, New York represented by The Guild, Mumbai
ARCOmadrid, Spain represented by The Guild, Mumbai
CIGE 2009, China represented by The Guild, Mumbai
Vicissitudes of the Constructed Image, Tangerine Art Space, Bangalore
Recycled, Bose Pacia, Kolkata
Mining Minds, Chaitanya Art Gallery, Kochi
Multitudes, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore in collaboration with Zen Studio Gallery and Artflute.com
Progressive to Altermodern: 62 Years of Indian Modern Art, Grosvenor Gallery, London
Re-Claim/ Re-Cite/ Re-Cycle, presented by Latitude 28 at Travancore Art Gallery, New Delhi; Bose Pacia, Kolkata
Passage to India, Part II: New Indian Art from the Frank Cohen Collection, at Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
My Little India, Marella Gallery, Beijing
Life is A Stage, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
In The Mood For Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
Where In The World, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
Signs Taken for Wonders: Recent Art from India and Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Hot Shots, The Viewing Room, Mumbai
India Art Now: Between Continuity and Transformation, Province of Milan, Milan, Italy
Similarities, Lansdowne Gallery, Mumbai
Collision Course, GSK Contemporary: Part 2, Royal Academy of Art, UK
101 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair 2008, represented by The Guild, Mumbai
Presented by Jack Shainman Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, Basel
Kashi 10 Light Years – Anniversary Show, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2007
SH Contemporary, Shanghai
After Shock: Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary India’, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Young Guns, Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA), Mumbai
Year 07, London, presented by Grosvenor Vadehra, London
India 20, a Group Show that Coincided With the Release of the Book ‘India 20’, at Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2006
Scars of An Ancient Error, Singapore Art Fair presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Here And Now: Young Voices From India, Grosvenor Vadehra, London
Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection at The Chrysler Museum, Germany

2005
Whose Space Is It Anyway, Nature Morte, New Delhi in Collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Double Enders, Jehangir Art Gallery and The Museum Gallery, Mumbai
Are We Like This Only, Vadhera Art Gallery, New Delhi
Kaam, Arts India, New York
Change Of Address, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Paths of Progression, Saffronart and Bodhi Art, New Delhi, Mumbai , New York and Singapore
Ways of Seeing, Art Alive, New Delhi
Endless Terrain, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi

2004
Anticipations, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Bombay Boys, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
A Journey, a Charity Art Show for Passages Breast Cancel Health Project, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai
A Tribute To Bhupen Khakhar, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai
Viart Gallery, New Delhi
Zoom!, Art in Contemporary India, Culturegest, Lisbon
Generation I’ Saffron Art Gallery in Collaboration with The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
RED, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
Looking Back, Looking Forward, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda

2003
National Gallery of Modern Art Annual Show, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
Crossing Generations : diVERGE, presented by Gallery Chemould at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
The Dual Path of Indian art Today, Galerie Muller and Plate, Munchen
Highlights, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and Bangalore
Works on Paper, Saffronart Online Show

2002
The Contemporary Asian Art Fair-by The Guild Art Gallery in Sing apore
Art Edge, presented by Fine Art Company, at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai and India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Trans-Figuration, presented by ArtInc. At India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Words And Images, organized by The Guild Art Gallery at National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai.
Quotable Stencil, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Cross Currents, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Creative Space, organized by Sakshi Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Mela-A Carnival Of Indian Art, RPG Show at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
Tribute To Picasso, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
The Human Factor, organized by The Guild Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

2001
Excerpts From My Diary Pages, Fine Art Company Gallery, Mumbai
Engendering Images Of Women, The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai

2000
Kala Ghoda Show on 'Functional Objects' presented by The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai
Exile And Longing, Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai

1997
Visual Arts Centre, Ahmedabad.

1996
Bombay Art Society, Mumbai

1993
Birla Academy for Arts and Crafts, Kolkata
All India Institute of Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) Exhibition, New Delhi