In large oils on canvas that are intensely moving and powerful, Ratheesh T. fiercely examines the self, life, death, family and nature. His paintings evoke a spreading range in space and time, blurring the distinction between the imagined and the real, between past and present. The artist can transform existing socio-cultural structures that stem from personal recall into environments that exhibit degrees of artifice yet occur again and again in reality. Revealed in his works, are the contemporary possibilities of the classic — the tangible qualities of form, light, color and texture and the intangible ones of high imagination, subtle evocation and an intrinsic acknowledgment of all that is unknowable.
Born 1980 in Kerala, India
BFA (Painting) – College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum
Lives in Trivandrum
Ratheesh T. New works, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (upcoming)
'Green Pond', catalogue essay by Gieve Patel, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
‘DWELLING’, 10th Anniversary Show (Part II), curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
Royal Over-Seas League Scholarship