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Sukhdev Rathod, Devi Seetharam, Ketaki Sarpotdar

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Sukhdev Rathod 

Devi Seetharam 

Ketaki Sarpotdar

Sukhdev Rathod 

Devi Seetharam 

Ketaki Sarpotdar

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SUKHDEV RATHOD, Inception, 2020, stoneware ceramic, earthenware, dimensions variable

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SUKHDEV RATHOD

Inception (Detail), 2020

 

Born 1979 in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, Sukhdev Rathod attained a Diploma and a Post Diploma in Painting at the M.S. University in Baroda. Pottery and Ceramics were additional subjects he chose during this period, training with artists such as Jyotsna Bhatt, who was also his teacher. He is a recipient of the Nasreen Mohamedi Scholarship (2002) and Award (2003). 

For the past several years, Rathod has been living in the coastal town of Murud-Janjira, where he works in his studio surrounded by nature. The three new series created for the current exhibition, titled “Inception”, "A Dialogue with Nature” and "Failed System”, comprise individual pieces as well as installations. A highly imaginative and talented ceramicist, Rathod uncovers natural formations through a lengthy process, allowing the fragility of nature's impressions to be held within recesses, while the protruding surfaces are worked over with a wide range of oxides before the objects are fired. 

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SUKHDEV RATHOD

Inception (Detail), 2020


 

Rathod’s work has been shown at galleries and in institutional shows in Baroda, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Mumbai and New Delhi. He showed at the Indian Ceramic Triennale in Jaipur in 2018. In 2019 he participated in a month-long residency at the Keramic Kuenstlerhaus, Neumuenster, Germany. 

Rathod uncovers natural formations through a lengthy process, allowing the fragility of nature's impressions to be held within recesses, while the protruding surfaces are worked over with a wide range of oxides before the objects are fired. 

Devi Lotus

DEVI SEETHARAM, Thaamara (Lotus) — From the series Brothers, Fathers and Uncles, 2020

Acrylic on canvas, 72.4 x 48 in / 184 x 122 cm

 

 

 

 

The series Brothers, Fathers and Uncles by Devi Seetharam (born 1989 in Trivandrum), tackles deep rooted issues, specifically patriarchy within her home community. In the artist’s words: “As we make strides toward equality, I draw from my own cultural heritage and the need to recognise the void in this respect.” 

She attained a BFA from the LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore and a Diploma in Graphic Design from La Trobe College of Art and Design, Melbourne. She held her first solo exhibition at the Angel Art Gallery in Taipei in 2007, and her work has been part of groups exhibitions at The Tagore Centre, Berlin; Herbstsalon, Magdeburg; Durbar Hall, Ernakulam; Pepper House, Kochi; and the Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne, among several others.  

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DEVI SEETHARAM, Manjadikuru (Lucky Red Seeds of the Coralwood Tree) — From the series Brothers, Fathers and Uncles, 2020

Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm
 

 

 

The surface of Seetharam's paintings is porous and matt, concrete-like, whereas the treatment of the white fabric of the traditional garment, the mundu, takes on an appearance of chiselled marble. The dark Dravidian skin of the men stands in stark contrast. Seetharam draws upon a broad range of cultural experiences and considerations within her work. Before moving to Australia in 2016 she grew up living in China, Taiwan, Cambodia, South Africa, Singapore, Mauritius and the UAE — among other countries. These changes in physical location shaped the development of her work as she absorbed and reflected upon social constructs in multiple communities.

As we make strides toward equality, I draw from my own cultural heritage and the need to recognise the void in this respect.  

— Devi Seetharam

Ketaki Print 1

KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Nobody Knows..., 2018

Drypoint

Ed. 2/6

22.4 x 28.7 in / 57 x 73 cm

Sarpotdar's dark, dramatic etchings and drypoints are fine-lined and richly contoured. These are master prints that are resonant with the artist’s interest in human behaviour. Exquisitely nuanced with shadow and light, they have the power to evoke our imagination. If they possess a medieval quality, it is because they are often populated by characters culled from literature or folklore.

Ketaki Sarpotdar received a Diploma in Fine Art at the L.S. Raheja School, Mumbai in 2014 and a Post Diploma in Visual Art (Printmaking) at the M.S. University, Baroda in 2018. She was awarded the Jeram Patel Award for best display in the Graphic Art Department at the University, 2018, and her work has been shown at Latitude 28 Gallery, New Delhi (2020); the Lalit Kala Akademi’s 1st Print Biennale, New Delhi (2018); and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (2016). 

Ketaki Print 2

KETAKI SARPOTDAR, Vinash Kale Viprit Buddhi, 2019, etching, ed. 3/4, 22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

Ketaki Sarpotdar received a Diploma in Fine Art at the L.S. Raheja School, Mumbai in 2014 and a Post Diploma in Visual Art (Printmaking) at the M.S. University, Baroda in 2018. She was awarded the Jeram Patel Award for best display in the Graphic Art Department at the University, 2018, and her work has been shown at Latitude 28 Gallery, New Delhi (2020); the Lalit Kala Akademi’s 1st Print Biennale, New Delhi (2018); and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata (2016). 

Sarpotdar's dark, dramatic etchings and drypoints are fine-lined and richly contoured. These are master prints that are resonant with the artist’s interest in human behaviour. Exquisitely nuanced with shadow and light, they have the power to evoke our imagination. 

Failed System (detail)

SUKHDEV RATHOD, Failed System (Detail), 2020

Installation View (Gallery1)

Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai 2020

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SUKHDEV RATHOD 

Failed System, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil 

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SUKHDEV RATHOD 

Inception, 2020 

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware 

Dimensions variable 

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SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 1, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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A Dialogue with Nature –  2, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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A Dialogue with Nature – 3, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 4, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 5, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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A Dialogue with Nature – 6, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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A Dialogue with Nature – 7, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 8, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (1), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (2), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (3), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR

From the series “Bravo!!’ (4), 2018

Etching

Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (5), 2018

Etching
Ed. 2/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (6), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Durbalasya Balam Raja, 2019

Etching

Ed. 1/4

22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Vinash Kale Viprit Buddhi, 2019

Etching

Ed. 3/4

22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

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KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Nobody Knows…., 2018

Drypoint

Ed. 2/6

22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

 

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Thaamara (Lotus)_Devi_Seetharam

DEVI SEETHARAM 
Thaamara (Lotus) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
72.4 x 48 in / 184 x 122 cm 

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Mulla IV (Jasmine)_Devi_Seetharam


DEVI SEETHARAM
Mulla IV (Jasmine) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020 
Acrylic on canvas 
48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm

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Mulla V (jasmine)_Devi_Seetharam

DEVI SEETHARAM
Mulla V (Jasmine) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020 
Acrylic on canvas 
48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm

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DEVI SEETHARAM

Manjadikuru (Lucky Red Seeds of the Coralwood Tree) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm

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DEVI SEETHARAM

Kanikonna (Indian Laburnum) II – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas 
45 x 67 in / 114.3 x 170 cm 

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SUKHDEV RATHOD 

Failed System, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil 

SUKHDEV RATHOD 

Inception, 2020 

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware 

Dimensions variable 

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 1, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature –  2, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 3, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 4, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 5, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 6, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 7, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

SUKHDEV RATHOD

A Dialogue with Nature – 8, 2020

Stoneware ceramic, earthenware, and soil

KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (1), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (2), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (3), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR

From the series “Bravo!!’ (4), 2018

Etching

Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (5), 2018

Etching
Ed. 2/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR
From the series “Bravo!!” (6), 2018

Etching
Ed. 1/6

18.7 x 22.4 in / 47.5 x 57 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Durbalasya Balam Raja, 2019

Etching

Ed. 1/4

22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Vinash Kale Viprit Buddhi, 2019

Etching

Ed. 3/4

22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

KETAKI SARPOTDAR

Nobody Knows…., 2018

Drypoint

Ed. 2/6

22.4 x 30.5 in / 57 x 77.5 cm

 

Thaamara (Lotus)_Devi_Seetharam

DEVI SEETHARAM 
Thaamara (Lotus) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020
Acrylic on canvas 
72.4 x 48 in / 184 x 122 cm 

Mulla IV (Jasmine)_Devi_Seetharam


DEVI SEETHARAM
Mulla IV (Jasmine) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020 
Acrylic on canvas 
48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm

Mulla V (jasmine)_Devi_Seetharam

DEVI SEETHARAM
Mulla V (Jasmine) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020 
Acrylic on canvas 
48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm

DEVI SEETHARAM

Manjadikuru (Lucky Red Seeds of the Coralwood Tree) – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2020

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72.4 in / 122 x 184 cm

DEVI SEETHARAM

Kanikonna (Indian Laburnum) II – From the series “Brothers, Fathers and Uncles”, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas 
45 x 67 in / 114.3 x 170 cm 

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