Yuvan Bothysathuvar, born in 1975, creates an optical wonderland with his abstract collages. At first glance, they are transfixing with their hypnotic patterns and bright pops of colour. Stare at them longer, and the luminous landscapes seem to open up and draw you into a giddy world of strips and blobs, of spangles, whorls and waves. Yuvn’s colour palette is diverse, ranging from striking monotones to psychedelic hues. His collages are fashioned from mixed materials including coloured paper, newspaper cuttings, images, text, and plywood. A prolific artist, Yuvan first garnered recognition for his realistic paintings of everyday life. With his collages however, he neither deconstructs nor reproduces the world around him, but rather interprets it in a deeply unique way, expressing complex emotional and conceptual ideas.
His exhibit with us is titled Anagram, a paper on plywood.