Surekha’s works are known for the mix of video and physical presence, highlighting inherent experiences. Surekha has been exploring the possibilities of the video form, negotiating the public and private, locating the body as a site of contestation and appropriation. This photograph, as part of the series “Not to be Seen” focuses on the emotional and internal life of women. The resulting works are sensual and intimate and as such the viewer feels that they have been given an insight into workings of this private world.
This artwork description has been sourced from Artnet FR.
Surekha completed her diploma in Painting from the Ken School of Arts, Bangalore in 1990, and completed her MFA in Painting from Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan in 1992.
She was also the Artist-in-Residence, at the Aarau, Switzerland in the year 1999. Paintings, photographs or works which involve the ‘needle and thread’, Surekha manages to embody various new trends which serve as a performance, as the work interacts with the viewer. She has a number of solo shows to her credit including ones at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1993; Crimson Art Gallery, Bangalore, 1996; Sista’s Art Gallery, Kalayatra, Bangalore 1997 and Rathaus, Aarau, Switzerland, 1999. She has also participated in various group shows, prominent among these being Ken-90, Bangalore, 1990; ‘Women Artists-94’, Hyderabad, 1994 and ‘Edge of the Century’, New Delhi, 1999.
Surekha presently lives and works in Bangalore.
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art’s artist page on Surekha.