Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
RATHEESH T., Divine Death, 2014, oil on canvas, 200 x 308 cm / 79 x 121 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 

Public Collections
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC, USA 
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India



Ratheesh T. – Recent Paintings

September 05, 2018 - November 20, 2018

Ratheesh T – Green Pond

April 29, 2011 - May 31, 2011

Ratheesh T. – Moving Earth

December 04, 2007 - January 05, 2008