Interwoven by S G Vasudev

Interwoven presents selected artworks Bangalore-based veteran artist S G Vasudev. He has experimented with various media throughout his 50 years long artistic career and is known for his versatility. 

A selection of 15 tapestries and 20 drawings will be on display on the first floor gallery of the Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) from 25 February. The exhibition will run through various events till 25 March, 2023. 

In this exhibition, the focus remains on select tapestries, created over almost the last three decades, and drawings, from his early period to several that are recent and being exhibited for the first time.

About S G Vasudev 
Born in Mysore in 1941, S G Vasudev received recognition as a painter early in his career. He was awarded a National Scholarship by the Government of India in 1964 and a National Award from the All India Lalit Kala Akademi in 1967. He’s a founder-member of the Cholamandal Artists’ Village on the outskirts of Chennai where he lived and worked till 1988. He currently lives and works in Bangalore.

Vasudev works in various mediums (drawings, paintings, reliefs in copper and tapestries in silk). He became well-known for his ‘Vriksha’ (Tree of Life) series, which evolved over nearly a decade, turning into the Tree of Life and Death in the latter half of the 1980s. He also explored the theme of ‘Maithuna’ (Act of Love) through a series of drawings, paintings and copper reliefs.

Vasudev has participated in several exhibitions in India and abroad, including the Triennale India, Paris Biennale, Havana Biennale, India’s National Gallery of Modern Art show in Washington, Festival of India in Tokyo and New South- Contemporary Paintings & Sculpture from South India in London. He has held solo exhibitions in different parts of India and the world, including the USA, UK and Germany. His works are represented in many individual, institutional and corporate collections in India and overseas. 

Vasudev has won recognition in the form of prestigious awards from the National Academy of Art, and the State Academies of Art in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. He has also been on the Executive Board of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and worked as a selection committee member twice for the National Exhibition of Art.

About Nalini S Malaviya
Nalini S Malaviya is a Bangalore-based art consultant, curator and writer. She has been writing for the media since 2003 and has been an art columnist for leading newspapers. She has contributed to the Financial Times, Times of India, Bangalore Mirror, Deccan Herald, several art magazines and artist books, among other publications. 

Nalini is the Founder/Publisher of Art Scene India (www.artsceneindia.com) which was established in 2006 as a blog, and has evolved into a significant resource site and a digital archive with extensive documentation of the Indian art scene over the last 15 years. Some of her curatorial projects include ‘Enchanted Breath’, ‘Convergence,’ ‘Bend’, ‘Parallax of Visual Memories’, ‘Reimagining: (Un)Reality and Space’, 'Irreverent Gene' and ‘Polynomials of Relevance’ with leading contemporary artists from across the country.

Her recent projects include a fundraising art exhibition and the launch of #arttrackwithNalini - a series of conversations on contemporary art. Nalini has a fortnightly art column in Sunday Herald and is currently the chairperson for All Bangalore Chapter for Fine Arts and President of Karnataka Arts Leadership Council, WICCI (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry).