Satadru Sovan Banduri, born in 1973, is a painter and video artist from New Delhi, whose work focuses on the restricted sexuality and latent fantasizing that he feels is endemic to his native India. His works also highlights the way in which “Consumerism consumes people’s individuality and turns them into larger than life entities…”[Text Wrapping Break][Text Wrapping Break]The artist started working with digital media a few years ago, while it was still a new and unexplored genre in India. A Fulbright Research Scholar who is affiliated with the Digital Arts and New Media Master’s degree program at the University of California Santa Cruz, Banduri is interested in bringing digital art and new media back to India. He is immensely fascinated by information technology and the digital revolution.
A student of Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, Banduri began his career while still enrolled at the institution. Working as an independent artist since then, he has participated in several regional, national and international art shows. His works have been part of international exhibitions held at Lincoln Centre in New York; The Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz; Schema Art Museum, Korea; Cheongju Contemporary Art Museum, Malaysia. He has participated in exhibitions in Korea, Hong Kong, South Africa, Vietnam, Iran and Germany. Satadru has participated in Biennales of Iran, The Cheongju International Craft Biennale, the Bodhgaya Biennale, That Art Fair (Cape Town), Cheongju International Art Fair South Korea, Johannesburg Art Fair at South Africa, United Art Fair Delhi, Art Expo in Malaysia, and the Indian Art Summit, New Delhi. Performances and workshops include in USA, China, Vietnam, South Korea, South Africa, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
His exhibit with us is titled Life: A Broken Wing, an acrylic and Gouache on canvas made in 2021.