L. N. Tallur
Born in Karnataka, India in 1971, L.N. Tallur currently lives and works between Bengaluru and Seoul. He completed his B.F.A in Painting from Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, graduating in 1996. He also completed his M.F.A in Museology from Maharaja Sayyajirao in the year 1998 and a MA in contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2002.
Tallur’s works mostly comprise of sculptures, interactive work and site-specific installations. As a conceptual artist, he uses these varied forms of artistic platforms to comment on the absurdities of the mundane life and limitless anxieties that go hand in hand in characterizing the contemporary society. His incorporation of organic materials to implore this aspect often creates a correlation between traditional and contemporary customs.
Tallur’s sculptures and installations have been exhibited internationally, including at solo exhibitions in Germany, South Korea, India, China, and the United States. Selected group exhibitions include The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia in 2012;Critical Mass: Contemporary Art from India, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel in 2011; Meditation: Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum, Taiwan in 2011; The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, Saatchi Gallery, UK in 2010 and La Route de la Soir, Tri Postal, France in 2010.
L.N. Tallur received the Skoda Prize for Indian Contemporary Art in 2012 and his work was featured at the first edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012.