The artist's oeuvre, spanning several different media and genres, is particularly noticed for its strong political overtones. His paintings, to put it in his own words, carry a protest symbol one way or the other. He has remarked, "I strongly feel it is my duty to be political. I believe that my paintings should look back at the viewer rather than just tell a story or hang on the wall." Influenced by his father's political leanings and his own brief associations with political student groups, Komu is keen on using his work to "ring alarm bells" about the explosive urban situation he encountered in Mumbai. His body of work references the paradoxes of the urban situation, where on one hand, there is glamour, and on the other, abject poverty. Creating his pieces with equal doses of compassion and cynicism, Komu's work reflects both hope and dejection – a tribute to the spirit of all those who continue to survive the city and its paradoxes.
Some of Komu's recent solo shows include 'SUBRATO to CÉSAR' Gallery Maskara, Mumbai in 2010; 'SAFE TO LIGHT' Azad Gallery, Tehran, Iran in 2010; 'RELATED LIST' Bodhi, Berlin, Germany in 2008. He has also participated in many group shows such as 'India Awakens – Under the Banyan Tree' Essl Museum,Vienna, Austria in 2010;' Contested Space – Incursions' Gallery Seven Art Limited, New Delhi in 2010; 'The Dark Science of Five Continents' Gallery BMB, Mumbai in 2009; Inaugural show at Yale University's School of Art, New York in 2009
The artist lives and works in Mumbai and Kerala.