Avinash Veeraraghavan’s work draws on his interest in the visual language of popular culture and digital imaging to create graphic books, layered prints, and multichannel video installations. His interest in visuals extends to images of all kinds, from photographs, patterns in print and textiles, wallpaper patterns, wrapping paper to motifs taken from different cultures. Veeraraghavan has been involved with the practice of image construction through meticulously manipulated digital images that are skilfully layered and juxtaposed to open up new possibilities of meaning. The complex visual collages reflect a deep-rooted and often manic exploration of the structure of emotions and the interstices of the mind.
This work is part of the KHOJ portfolio titled “A Gift for Khoj”.
This artwork description has been sourced from Latitude 28’s page on the artist.
Born in Chennai in 1975, Avinash Veeraraghavan trained under and went on to collaborate with the Italian designer Andrea Anastasio at the Centre For Learning, Bangalore, in 1995. He held his first solo show in 2001, titled “PORTRAITS”, at Sakshi Art Gallery, and has subsequently held four solo shows, including “RECENT WORK” (2004), “HOMESICK” (2006), and “Toy Story” (2009), all at Gallery SKE, Bangalore; a show at Project 88, Mumbai (2006); and “Gate-Crash” at Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, (2008). His numerous group shows include “CITY PARK”, curated by Suman Gopinath and Grant Watson at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, (2003); “Dispelling Asian Stereotypes”, a public art project in Denmark, (2004); “Indian Summer”, curated by Henri Claude Cousseau, Deepak Ananth and Jany Lauga, at the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris, (2005); “Still Moving Image”, curated by Deeksha Nath at the Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2008); “For Life: The Language of Communication” at the Tilton Gallery, New York, (2009); “Synesthesia” at Gallery SKE, Bangalore, (2011); “Indian Highway” at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2012), among many others. Veeraraghavan has authored “I Love My India. Stories for a city.” which was published by Tara Publishing, Chennai and Dewi Lewi Publishing, London, in 2002. In 2009, he received the Illy Sustain Art prize at Arco, Madrid. The artist lives and works in Bangalore.
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art’s artist page on Avinash Veeraraghavan