Khageswar Rout (b. 1992, Odisha, India) he completed his BFA, 2014 and MFA, 2016 from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
He has attended residencies focussing on explorations of material and has been a Lalit Kala Akademi research scholar in 2018. He has also been recognised as a promising young sculptor through awards by significant platforms of arts. He has represented Project 88, Mumbai in Frieze, London, 2018 and Galerie88, Kolkata organised his solo exhibition in 2016.
His interest in botanical specimens led him to draw his sculptural designs from the logic of vegetal forms. His conscious use of the fundamental materials like clay translated into complex and sophisticated ceramics and at times designs in metal that are an insight not only into organic growth but also a realization of architectonic forms.
Khageswar contemplates a practice based on an idea of reconciliation between realized formal logic and intuitions. His inclinations towards the exploration of material and a slow and careful handling of the same is intrinsic to natural forms, he aspires to realise.
Khageswar lives and works in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.