Yogesh Ramkrishna is a young visual art practitioner from Vadodara. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art – Painting from Sir J.J. School of Arts and Masters in visual arts in the Graphic Department from M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat. As part of his Master’s programme, he specialized in multiple methods of traditional and contemporary printmaking, drawing, installation and includes different levels of interactivity. His works convey his own perspective towards our current socio-political condition, cultural propaganda and post-truth era behaviour of society. He articulates the friction between traditional Indian beliefs and urban Indian lifestyle as they come to terms with each other as well as simulate new identities and anxieties which rose during the pandemic. The visual content of his works become dramatic, comic-like, stylized mythically charged and sometimes, to an extent, erotic.
Yogesh was awarded the Black Church Award for best international artist of the year, Dublin, Ireland, 2019. He has been a part of several solo and group shows namely: ‘Don’t Believe Me! I Am Telling The Truth!’, curated by Satyajit Dave at The Gallery of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara in 2017; ‘Intagelo’ Online Printmaking Exhibition organized by Magelo Printmaking Studio, Australia in 2020; ‘Call to disorder’ project Curated by Vidya Shivadas at Serendipity Arts Festival, Panjim, Goa in 2019.
Yogesh’s exhibit with us is titled Legends of Tomorrow Land made by Etching and Gold foil on paper made in 2020-21.