N.S. Harsha

Indian, born 1969

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N.S. Harsha

Indian, born 1969

221 followers

NS Harsha reworks the tradition of Indian miniature painting, depicting vast, flat fields of space populated by dozens of highly individuated, colorful figures. He has spoken of his art as "a way in which to portray large crowds or gatherings and their collective absurd acts." In addition to his visually rich acrylic paintings, Harsha works in sculpture, community-based collaborations, and site-specific installations that are often political. In Cosmic Orphans (2006), he painted a crowd of sleeping pilgrims, guards, workers, and children atop the roof of the Sri Krishna Temple in Singapore.

Selected career achievements
blue chip status
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
Museo Tamayo
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Biennale of Sydney
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