K. S. Radhakrishnan

Born in 1956 in Kerala, K. S. Radhakrishnan completed his B.F.A. & M.F.A. in Sculpture at ViswaBharti University, Santiniketan, West Bengal in 1979 & 1981 respectively.

Critics frequently comment on the immediacy of K. S. Radhakrishnan's sculptures. The artist adopts neither a referential, self-consciously avant-garde approach nor a derivatively tribal folk style; instead, his style seems to spring from the form he seeks to convey, and uniquely suits its subject.

Radhakrishnan's works are often drawn from the emotions and myths of the Hindu gods, such as Shiva, Kali and Radha. His sculptures are often larger than life-sized; placed in the outdoors, they evoke a superhuman atmosphere.

Over the years, Radhakrishnan has experienced with alternate sculpting mediums, working in molten bronze, beeswax and Plaster of Paris.The physical process of working with the materials becomes a performance in itself. The sculpture is the product of a tactile engagement with his medium.