PARTICIPANT / Sumedh Rajendran

  • Name Sumedh Rajendran
  • Country India
  • Vocation Artist
  • Education MFA Delhi College of Art

Sumedh Rajendran is a prominent name in contemporary Indian art, who is known for exploring the possibilities of sculptural experiments with industrial materials such as tin sheets, cans, rubber, cement concrete steel etc. while giving them an aesthetic value. After completing his BFA from College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum he finished his MFA from Delhi College of Art in 1999. He has participated in numerous solo shows in many reputed galleries in India including Anant Art Gallery and has been a regular participant in group shows, art fairs and biennials. Sumedh’s ouvre has redefined and relocated the sculptural practice and has brought back the attention on its contemporary relevance in Indian art. His works are characterised by composite bodies, rustic layers, and graphic postures evoking the turbulent social and political situations. Sumedh was a participant of the first edition of the international Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012 and also in the exhibition ‘India Awakens: Under the Banyan Tree’, Essl Museum, Austria. His latest solo ‘Split distance’ at Vadehra Art Gallery was held in 2015.