Shreyas Karle uses collage, video, sculpture, drawing, and community-based, collaborative projects to “visually harness absurdity and social puns that shine light upon more serious psychological issues and situations.” He has regularly challenged the model of artists-in-residence and art school, seeking inspiration from his nomadic formal tendencies that work against linear intentionality. Flow charts, models, and systems often infiltrate his work, animating and documenting a process that embraces flux and accidents. The artist uses his visual language to present research and the “grammar of art,” keenly observing the ways in which he can make methodology in art practice more provocative.
This artwork description is an excerpt from Shreyas Karle’s artist page on Artspace.
Born in 1981, Shreyas Karle received a G.D. in Fine Arts in 2002 from the L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai. In 2004, he received a Post Diploma in Indian Aesthetics from Mumbai University, and in 2008, was conferred with an M.V.A. in Visual Arts at M.S. University, Baroda. His solo shows include “Karle Ki Koshish: Jeevan ka samanya gyaan” held by and Project 88, Mumbai, in 2010, and “Old is Gold”, held at Pundole Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2009. Group shows include “In Deed: Certificates of Authenticity in Art” at Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, in 2012; “COMMERCIAL BREAK”, which was curated by Neville Wakefield for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011; “Freedom To March” at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, in 2010; “Hyphenated Practices” as part of the FICA Annual Group show, New Delhi, in 2009; “Keep Drawing” at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, in 2008, among many others. Karle has also received numerous awards and scholarships, including the FICA Artist Award for Emerging Contemporary Artist of India in 2009, the Bodhi Art award in 2008, and the K.K. Hebber Art Foundation Award for Painting, awarded by Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in 2002, among others. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art’s artist page on Shreyas Karle .