Artists > Ratheesh T.

RATHEESH T., Green Temple, 2008, oil on canvas, 275 x 168 cm / 108.2 x 66 in


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 and works in Trivandrum, Kerala

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Ratheesh T. Recent Paintings, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai 

  • 2011

    'Green Pond', catalogue essay by Gieve Patel, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

  • 2007
    'Moving Earth', catalogue essay by Gitanjali Dang and interview with Manoj Vyloor, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    India Art Fair, presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, New Delhi

  • 2018

    Nine Painters from Kerala, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

  • 2017

    ‘DWELLING’, 10th Anniversary Show (Part II), curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai

  • 2015
    ‘Freude Schoener Goetter Funken – Am Anfang war das Kreuz’, curated by Tilman and Gabriele Osterwold, Galerie ABTART, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2014
    5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
  • 2013
    'Touched by Bhupen', Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
  • 2012
    First Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, Durbar Hall, Kochi
  • 2011
    ‘India is now...’, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2011
    ‘India Inclusive: Contemporary Art from India’, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
  • 2011
    5th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
  • 2010
    ‘Open’, Zoya Museum, Slovakia
  • 2008
    ART FORUM Berlin, together with Jyothi Basu and Aji V.N; presented by Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
  • 2008
    ‘Everything’, 12 Artists from India, curated by Bose Krishnamachari for Willem Baars Projects, Westerhuis, Amsterdam
  • 2006
    ‘Min(e)dscapes’, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai
  • 2005
    ‘KAVA 1’, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala
  • 2005
    ‘ROSL Arts Scholars Exhibition’, Jerwood Space, London


  • 2004

    Royal Over-Seas League Scholarship