Sashikanth Thavudoz

Sashikanth Thavudoz

Dual 1, 2021
Cyanotype on Paper
24 x 18 Inches
The Pit, 2022
Gesso, Acrylic, Silver foil, Ink, Stailnes Steel and Graphite Powder on Wood
46 Inches Diameter
Untitled – 1, 2023
Cyanotype Drawing on Paper
11.7 x 16.5 Inches

Shashikanth Thavudoz (b. Hyderabad, Telangana, India) completed his MVA from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, 2011. He has participated in various solo and group shows including at Lecart Art Gallery, Canada, 2018, Jaipur Sculpture Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 2018-19, India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2019, 2020, Tapi Utsav, Surat, Gujarat, 2020, and CSMVS, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 2022.

Additionally, he has also participated in International Art Residency at Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Canada, 2016, International Art Residency at Lecart, Rouyn Noranda, Canada, 2018, Alserkal Art residency, Dubai, 2019, and Art Residency at Space Art Studios, Vadodara, Gujarat, 2018.

Sashikanth investigates the various capabilities of drawing through his practise. Re-exploring the medium that first popularised conceptual and minimal art, he is redefining the forms that were influenced by those movements. He analyses angles, architecture, monochromes and neon lights to offer a critical view on modernity and the environment.The practicality of form and space inspired Shashikant’s passion in sketching. Shashikanth’s practise continues to heavily focus on utilising the possibilities of drawing and its variants in visual arts.

The investigation of materials and their potential is the second aspect of his practice. Materiality and its notions of bodily traits and connotations are primary knowledge. Utilising them in artworks is difficult because they are not traditional art-making materials. However, the meaning socially attached to these resources, makes the works a powerful socio-political tool for the critique of practices that are still prevalent. How materials function as a container for thoughts and information are communicated through the art and received accordingly by the spectator.

Shashikanth lives and works in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

OCD 1, 2021
Gesso, Acrylic, Ink and Graphite powder on 5ply cardboard 14 X 14 Inches
Isolation-11, 2021
Gesso, Acrylic, Ink, Graphite Cello Tape
2.75 x 2.75 Inches
OCD 2, 2021
Gesso, Acrylic, Ink and Graphite powder on 5ply cardboard
14 X 14 Inches