K P Pradeepkumar is an independent visual artist works between Kochi, Baroda and Delhi for several years. Born in Kozhikode, he completed his BFA in Sculpture from College of Fine Arts Thiruvananthapuram in 1993. He has exhibited at India Art Fair 2019 by Gallery Art Centrix Space . He then embarked upon a MFA in Creative Practice at TransArt Institute New York in 2015. His works were well appreciated at the show, Nature | Deliberated at Art Centrix Space in April this year. He has been working and exhibiting in and out the country and he has received many awards for his pursuit of perception. His most recent solo show was at Gallery OED, Kochi and is now preparing for a solo at Art Centrix Space in 2021. His solos shows were held at BC Gallery (Kochi), Media Study Center (Kozhikode), NIV Art Centre (New Delhi), etc.
The visual testimony of his works investigates the problems in presenting, representing, reconstructing, re-territorialising and preserving the self and its correlated vicinities. In his works we witness a transgressed nomadic self, which constantly finds itself one with a flora & fauna filled geographical territory. His works are an outcome of an obsession with nature, as he himself proclaims. Delusion, destitution, existential anxiety to eviction and deportation from a territory are just some of the issues he addresses in his intensely linear drawings and paintings, wherein nature and homo sapiens seem to emerge and merge out of each other and into each other simultaneously.