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Upendranath T. R.

Художник Upendranath T. R.

Upendranath T. R. (India)

A contemporary artist based in Kochi, India.

In Fluid Transcode, I am extending mystampography process to acrylic on canvas that results in unprecedented chromatic patterns, reminiscent of the conceptual leaps in post-painterly grid abstractions, as well as the cosmologies of certain aboriginal forms and rhythms. The matrices that are generated through this sponging painterly process are poignant pointers to city-maps, electronic circuit diagrams or bundled city skylines competing for some breathing space that is evocative of our digitally mediated urban itineraries. Meanwhile, the patterns also evoke camouflage schema, which gives a military shade to these arrangements that can otherwise be read as urban plan blueprints or digital hardware maps. In this age of Artifical General Intelligence and Machine Learning, the gestalt in my post-painterly canvases as configurations of 'coincidental disruptive patterns' have the sentience, that was originally mapped by Descartes in the Cartesian grid, which is a demiurgic cosmic sentience, expressed through the grid that was at the heart of conceptual art in its very inception. I want to present the grid as the basis of both modernist painting and modern science, which in the case of a painting, resonates with the fluidity of acrylic paint, as atoms of a polymer based pigment, and grid also becomes the transcode between art and science.

Short Bio

Born 1969.

Self taught.

Upendranath T R is a Kochi based post-conceptual artist, whose extraordinary artistic journey has many vectors, as a spectrum of mutually enriching art-making processes.

Stampographic pattern-making on paper, anthropomorphic montages with discarded glossy magazine pages, hand cut-out collages with home décor wallpapers on mixedmedia surfaced on paper, stenciling, DIY aesthetic of assemblages with disused house-hold objects, Xerox montages with candid photography of the everyday and intimate people and places or social experiments on social media platforms such as quirky self-referential digital photo-montages derived from Hollywood motion picture stills are some of the vectors in the multi-layered and extremely rich artistic process of Upendranath T R. The painting series Fluid Transcode can be seen as a transfer or a convergence of different processes, which is taken forward from his mixed media on paper that comprised of scribbling with pen and ink, sponging patterns with foam seals and roller painting with acrylic, which are his daily rituals or his life in studio as a prayer.

Solo Shows

2011 'All Sorts Of Things... And Something Else',
Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi.

2009 '90-09',
Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi.

2007 'Black River',
Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai

2007 'Caged',
Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai

2006 'Those Who Remain' Gallery Installation,
Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2004 'Alive on E-Street' Installation,
Studio, Thodiyil House, Kochi

2004 'Between Life and Death',
Centre Civic Besos, Barcelona, Spain

2003 'Black Birds' Installation,
Kashi Art Café Gallery, Kochi

2002 'Duality' Collages,
Major, Barcelona, Spain

2000 'Grasping Emptiness',
Centre Civic, Kasa, Groga, Barcelona,Spain

1999 'Awarness of Emptines',
KLKA Gallery, Kozhikode

1998 'Manifestation of Emptiness',
Galleria Mareechika -Times of India, Ernakulam and Kashi Art Café, Kochi.

1994 'Alter Ego',
KLKA Gallery, Kozhikode

2012 Participated in the first edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 'From Keralam with Love', Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India.

Other Exhibitions

2021 'Lokame Tharavadu' Aleppuzha, Keralam, India.

2020 Lalithakala Academy Online Exhibition. India

2019/20 Mansoon Art Fest Kottayam. India

2019 Gallery 27 Mattancherry. India

2019 Cochin Art Fare, Durbar Hall Art Centre – Kochi, India

2018 Gallery G, Bangalore, India.

2017 Uru Art Harbour, Mattancherry, Kochi.India.

2016 Pagan Fest, Kerala History Museum, Edappally, Kochi, India.

2015 'Inbox' Srishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad.India

2015 SAFA , Alapuzha, India

2012 Confluence, David hall Gallery, Fort Kochi.

2012 Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Durbar Hall Art Centre. Kochi-India.

2012 'Space untitled', David Hall Gallery, Fort Kochi, India.

2011 'Big Picture'- Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore.India.

2011 'Space untitled', David Hall Gallery, Fort Kochi.India.

2009 Chaithanya Art Gallery, Kochi,India.

2009 'Big Picture'- Welcome Art Gallery & Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, India

2009 Noble Sage Art Gallery, London

2008 Representation-3, Triva Contemporary, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

2007 'Urban, Monitor, Image.', 1x1 Art Gallery, Dubai.

2007 India Maximum City, Galerie Helene, Lamarque, France

2007 'Ten Light Years' Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi

2007 De-sizing-Jahangir, K S Nicholson Gallery, by Bombay Art Gallery, India.

2002 'Everybody's Space', (Public Art Project) Kashi Art Gallery,Kochi.India.

1998/00 Illustrations and art work published for Readers Digest and Span magazine (From American Embassy, India)

Description of works

No.1 | Size: 2 feet x 5 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.2 | Size: 2 feet x 5 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.3 | Size: 2 feet x 5 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.4 | Size: 2 feet x 5 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.5 | Size: 2 feet x 5 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.6 | Size: 5 feet x 6 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.7 | Size: 5 feet x 6 feet | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.8 | Size: 50 centimeter x 50 centimeter | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.9 | Size: 50 centimeter x 50 centimeter | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

No.10 | Size: 50 centimeter x 50 centimeter | Medium: Acrylic on canvas
From the series of works titled Fluid Transcode.

Конкурсні роботи

  • Upendranath T. R. 2021 #6
  • Upendranath T. R. 2021 #1
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  • Upendranath T. R. 2021#7
  • Upendranath T. R. 2021 #8
  • Upendranath T. R. 2021 #9
  • Upendranath T. R. 2021 #10
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