L.N Tallur (b.1971, India)

L.N. Tallur was born in 1971 in the south Indian state of Karnataka and lives and works between Seoul, South Korea and Karnataka, India. He received a BFA degree in painting from the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts in Mysore in 1996, an MFA degree in Museology from the MS University in Baroda in 1998, and an MA in Fine Art from the Metropolitan University in Leeds, UK, in 2002. 

Over several years of exposure and experimentation, the artist developed a truly unique idiom, where each piece is complex and physically diverse. The time that the artist spent at the Maharaja Sayyajirao University of Baroda and Leeds Metropolitan University deepened his understanding and manipulation of material, encouraged his engagement with symbolic ambiguity, and also pushed him to broaden the conceptual and physical scale of his works - all of which are reflected in his practice today.

Tallur's three dimensional works incorporate a dynamic mix of ideas relating to philosophy, politics, culture, tradition, spirituality, technology and the environment, the artist's works capture the absurdity of everyday life and the anxiousness that characterizes contemporary society. Frequently, these works present their message through dualisms or binaries. They offer a grotesque take on reality while portraying a certain beauty which the artist captures by creating forms assembled from found objects that are often starkly different, yet seemingly connected.

He was awarded The Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art, 2012 and was part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India, 2012-13. He has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions in Germany, South Korea, India, China and the United States, including the Jack Shainman gallery in New York, (April-May 2013). Selected group exhibitions include The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 7), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2012; Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel 2011; Meditation: Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum, Taiwan, 2011; The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, United Kingdom, 2010 and La Route de la Soir, Tri Postal, France, 2010.

Tallur, L.N b.1971

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