Born in Kerala in 1924, K.G. Subramanyan’s long and distinguished career has been uniquely diverse, inclusive and innovative, integrating traditional, folk and popular art into a contemporary visual art language traversing figuration and abstraction. His humorous and penetrating observations and interpretations layer everyday life with images, and episodes from Indian mythology and history.
As one of India’s most celebrated and revered artists and educators, K.G. Subramanyan reflects on his own artistic practice, the art world at large, related art traditions, and the premier Indian art institutions he had a vital role in shaping.
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