G R Iranna
Many of Iranna's paintings depict pain as an abstract force that is translated visually in bruised textures and razor sharp cutting edges. His painting has always been far removed from an overriding, postmodern logic. Instead, Iranna uses the idealistic, representative and modernist language of Indian contemporary art. His most recent works are all visions of resistance. In just a glance, one can tell a sense of massive dynamic energy that pervades the surfaces. An energy that is fueled by torment and the struggle against it. Upon further inspection, one sees that these conflicts being played out on the surface are present also in those between one colour and another, between figure and hue, and between the crudeness and the expertise employed.
G R Iranna's solo shows include'Ribbed Routes' The guild art gallery, Mumbai in 2010;'Birth of Blindness' The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi and Aicon Gallery, London and New York in 2008;'The Dance On the Horse' Berkley Square Gallery, London in 2007.He has also participated in several group shows including 'Group show' Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan by Sakshi Gallerry in 2010;'Indian (sub) Way' Grovsvenor Vadhera gallery, London in 2010;'Culture popular India' maspresidenta de la comunidad de Madrid Museum, Madrid, Spain in 2009;'Astonishment of Being' Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata in 2009;'Material/Im-mmaterial' Gallery Collection Bodhi Art, Gurgaon in 2008.
His works are in the collection of institutions such as the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; David Robert collection, London; Singapore Art Museum.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi. Log on to www.irannagr.com