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Artist of The Day | Yuvan Bothysathuvar

Yuvan Bothysathuvar


Magazine Paper on Plywood


24 x 36 in.


Yuvan began his career as a signboard artist, painting 50 feet portraits of South Indian actors and politicians. He went on to complete his MFA from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai and specialises in Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation Art. Not a stranger to having limited resources, Yuvan has developed a practice of utilising materials that are easily accessible, from parts of broken bicycles to newspapers and magazines. Over the years personal experiences has seen Yuvan move away from his figurative style to a more expressive mode while still retaining the use of recycled materials – especially paper.

A winner of several awards and scholarships, including the Lalit Kala Akademi Research Scholarship (2009–2010); the Emerging Artist Award from the Glenfiddich Artist Residency Programme (2013) and the CIMA Merit Award (2015), Yuvan is also the participant of various art camps and works shops held across the country. Selected individual exhibitions include: Shifting Paradigms: Learning from Life, Gallery Veda, Chennai, 2015; Final Illusions, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2014 and Neo Realism, Apparao Gallery, Chennai, 2009.

Selected group exhibitions include: 50 under 50, Kynkyny Art, Bengaluru 2016; CIMA Award Show, Kolkata, 2015; Kinetics, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2014; United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 2013; Final Selection, Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2013; Art Chennai, Cholamandal Artists Village, Chennai, 2013; Chronicle, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2012; Emerging Idioms, Apparao Gallery, Chennai, 2011; Diseur, Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru, 2010; Ramp 2 Stop, Chennai, 2008 and Hidden Feelings on Canvas, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2007.

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