His sculptures amalgamate various fundamental forms such as animals, objects and humans, resulting in hybrid species that break downs all preconceived notions one may have while categorizing anything into a 'type'. His use of industrial materials such as ceramic tiles, steel, iron and other unbending resources also breaks barriers by transforming tough, primal materials into the organic forms that make up his installations.
"I always wanted to move away from the normal representation of living animals. In my imagery I wanted to cross the boundaries of normal representations. By boundaries I also mean geographical boundaries. A person living in India or in Lebanon identifies with them. They have something or some feelings to share in common. So I wanted my works to be located in that common space sans boundaries. When I use the image of a dog it's not just about a dog or the feeling of a dog. It is an image that transgresses that physical shape of a dog. It can be seen as a metaphor. And I want the thought process it generates to go beyond limitations" (Manoj Nair, "Exploitation makes me feel sad…", http://www.artconcerns.com)
He has several exhibitions to his credit. His solo shows include 'Dual Liquid' Vadehra art gallery, New Delhi in 2010 and at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai in 2009. He has participated in many group shows. Rajendran has also participated in various residencies across South Asia including Khoj, New Delhi, and the Teertha International Artist Residency, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
The artist lives and works in Delhi. Log on to www.sumedhrajendran.com