Yogesh Ramkrishna’s art practice looks to re-evaluate history at the border between truth and fiction in contemporary global society. Employing a wide range of mythological propaganda the resulting images exist in a dream-like state where fantasy and reality coexist. Oral histories, mythical stories, tales, beliefs and cultural rituals along with local archives are an important inspiration for his work, accumulating research fragments to articulate a changing nature or placement in the current social structure.
Printmaking is Ramkrishna’s primary medium, it allows him to manipulate surfaces creating texture or explore a concept through the process of editions. His practice culminates in highly dramatic environments often comprising of the erotic, the symbolism of animalistic humans provides a space to connect mythical content with reality.
Yogesh Ramkrishna currently lives and works in Ahmedabad. Ramkrishna has a Masters in Visual Art from MS University of Vadodara, India. Selected group exhibitions include: Unfold Voyage, Kanoria Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, 2017; Chapter 1, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Purva, Hatesingh Art Gallery, Ahmedabad, 2016; XII Originals, Gallery of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda, 2016; A Confirmation of Reformations, J.J. School of Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2015; Monsoon Show, Jahangir Art Gallery, 2014. Ramkrishna is the recipient of the Young Artists National Scholarship for printmaking, 2017 and Kanoria Centre of Arts fellowship in graphics, Ahmedabad, 2016. He has also received Purushottam Annual Merit Award for graphic printmaking Baroda, 2016 and the Bombay Art Society Award for Graphics, Mumbai, 2016. He has participated on various residencies including the India-Iran Cultural Exchange Program Kooshk Residency, Tehran in 2017, CHAAP printmaking residency, Baroda, 2017 and Khoj Peers Share Programme, New Delhi, 2016.
Yogesh Ramkrishna is on a Production Residency proposed by Black Church Print Studio.
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