Chandrashekar Koteshwar

Based in Baroda (b.1984) Koteshwar completed his BFA in sculpture from Cava, university of Mysore in 2007and MFA in Museology from MS University, Baroda in 2009. He has had two solo shows solo shows in the year 2018 at Priyasri Art Gallery, Mumbai  titled “Unidentified II’ Things about Replica“ and “Unidentified” Exhibition of Sculptures & Paintings, at Knots Experimental Art Space, Baroda in 2015. He has also got Merit Award for Gujarat State in the category of Sculpture (Kalanand Art Contest) 2017; has been included in group shows such as ‘Since Time Immemorial’ group exhibition at Gallery OED Kochi. (Kochi Muziris Biennale)2018-19;  ‘CIMA Awards show-19’ at CIMA Gallery, Kolkata 2019; 13th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Karnataka Shilpakala Academy, Bengaluru 2017 ; ‘Formation One’ group show at Faculty of Fine arts M.S.U Baroda 2016 ;  ‘Emami Chisel Art Fair’ at Emami Chisel Art Gallery Kolkata. 2014;  The 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan Print Art Museum, Shenzhen, China 2013; largest contemporary miniature art show of India at La Gallery 360, Museum Bains, Trivandrum 2013 ‘Small is Big’ largest contemporary miniature art show of India at Darbar Gallery, Kochi 2013;  Lalit Kala Academy Group show, At Lalit kala Academy, Ahmedabad 2012; Group show at Gallery OED, Kochi 2009.

Through his present body of works, Chandrasekhar has moved on to a more sophisticated and challenging search about object hood itself. Humour and satire has also been an undeniable undercurrent in his work. The objects that he makes most of the time are set to be deliberately incongruent. The idea is to question the structure of building up a form and visual, there by questioning the very process of meaning making itself as how meanings are never complete when they are fragmented, his works are created in a way to never achieve that completeness in the meaning. While viewing such works probably we can understand the various mediations and politics of representation. The scale of the works also creates a tremendous impact on the viewer. Sometimes mountains are scaled to minuscule level maquettes but still maintain the monumentality of the original imagination. Through his new series of works he seeks to explore the intricacies and possibilities of the sculptural language through the medium of terracotta in a self -reflexive way, exploring relationship of people across geographies and beyond limitations of time and space thereby questioning the politics of meaning making and language itself. The artist lives and work in Vadodara, Gujarat.