Reddy 's Indian Goddesses: Repelling or Resplendent?
From his studio in Visakhapatnam facing the Bay of Bengal, Ravinder Reddy creates bodacious busts of South Indian women modeled sometimes on Indian goddesses and sometimes on local women. Reflecting his love, fear and fascination for the female form his women are gorgeous and sensual but also repelling. Reddy was one of the first contemporary Indian artists to draw critical attention in the U. S. following his exhibition with Deitch Projects, 2001. Most recently his works were shown at the Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2012) and the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago (2011).