Pruthiraj Sahoo (b. 1989, Konark, Odisha, India) completed his Bachelors of Visual Arts from B.K. College of Art and Craft, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha in 2011 and Masters of Visual Arts in Sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara in 2016.
Pruthiraj Sahoo has participated in a solo show at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara (2019). His group shows include the Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara (2015, 2019); Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai (2016); Art Pollinator, India Art Fair, New Delhi (2017); Space Studio, Vadodara (2020); Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi (2021); Faculty of Fine Arts, Vadodara (2022) CODE DE-CODE, CEPT, Ahmedabad (2022).Pruthiraj has actively participated in Antarang Art Workshop, Bhuj, Kutch (2016-18); International Sculpture Symposium, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha (2018); Scrap Material Camp, Vadodara, Gujarat (2017). He is one of the shortlisted participants in the Serendipity Research Grant (2020).
His odd natural and manmade shedding continues to contribute to his raw and natural forms which are a recollection of his childhood memory. His fragmented forms sprout or fossilize, and break open, mimicking the natural process of life, death, decay and residue. A corrosive process envelopes these forms as they have existed for a long time. Between its fossil-like aesthetic and signs of emerging life, is hope as cynical as time.
Pruthiraj lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.