Venugopal V G
VENUGOPAL V.G. (born in 1976, Valakkunja, Kasaragod Dist.) is a Bangalore based multi-disciplinary visual artist. He had his BFA in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Mysore and MFA in Printmaking from Chitrakala Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. His art practice during the last decade includes Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Installations & Video Art.
Though he never intended to be anchored to any style, his works are largely figurative and developed from experiences and observations of the urban spaces and his own perceptions of the issues associated with it. The multicultural, cosmopolitan surroundings have been the major influence for his practice in general, with an emphasis on the uncertain, fragile characters of present-day urban society.
Artist Venugopal believes that a work of art should live in the ‘present’. Along with the aesthetic and conceptual values it processes, it should make people think and ponder.
He has participated in many National and International exhibitions. His solo shows are ‘NOW SHOWING….’ Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2003); ‘MONOLOGUES’, Gallery Blue Spade, Bangalore (2010) and ‘FACTUAL FICTIONS’, Gallery Veda, Chennai (2016); Hastakshar Art Gallery, The Westin, Pune (2017).
He has been part of group shows including at Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2005); Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2009); ‘Theertha Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010); Sublime Galleria, Bangalore (2012); NGMA, Bangalore and Mumbai (2013); Harrington Street Arts Centre, Kolkata (2014); International Video Art Festival, Magmart, Naples, Italy (2015) amongst many others.