Radha Binod Sharma
Radha Binod Sharma is an award-winning artist born in Tripura in 1964. He received a Diploma in Painting in 1989 from Kala Bhawana, Shantiniketan, Visva Bharati University and his Post Diploma in 1991 from M.S. University, Baroda.
The contemporary artist’s work concerns itself with the issues and scenes of urban life and that of the marginalised. His distinct palette, often a stunning mix of red, yellow, blue and green, bathes his subjects in a fiery light, adding to the mystery surrounding them. The protagonists are often pictured giving into desire, creating a highly emotive scene with the use of light and shadow. The works switch between gaudy and sombre, raw and subtle, the more they are viewed.
Sharma founded the IMA Foundation in 2008 aiming to support emerging Indian artists. He featured 22 contemporary artists in their inaugural exhibition ‘Bridge 2 Worlds’ held at Menier Gallery London in 2009.
The artist received the Kanoria Fellowship, Ahmedabad in 1991, the Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Grant, Canada in 1992 and the Charles Wallace Trust Grant, London in 1994. Among his many notable solo exhibitions are Rabindra Bhawana, Agartala in 1985; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in 1997; Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore in 1996; and The Fine Art Resource, Berlin. ;