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About the artist

Yuvan began his career as a signboard artist, painting 50 feet portraits of South Indian actors and politicians. He went on to complete his MFA from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai and specialises in Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation Art. Not a stranger to having limited resources, Yuvan has developed a practice of utilising materials that are easily accessible, from parts of broken bicycles to newspapers and magazines. Over the years personal experiences has seen Yuvan move away from his figurative style to a more expressive mode while still retaining the use of recycled materials – especially paper.

A winner of several awards and scholarships, including the Lalit Kala Akademi Research Scholarship (2009–2010); the Emerging Artist Award from the Glenfiddich Artist Residency Programme (2013) and the CIMA Merit Award (2015), Yuvan is also the participant of various art camps and works shops held across the country. Selected individual exhibitions include: Shifting Paradigms: Learning from Life, Gallery Veda, Chennai, 2015; Final Illusions, Art District XIII, New Delhi, 2014 and Neo Realism, Apparao Gallery, Chennai, 2009.

Selected group exhibitions include: 50 under 50, Kynkyny Art, Bengaluru 2016; CIMA Award Show, Kolkata, 2015; Kinetics, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2014; United Art Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 2013; Final Selection, Nature Morte, New Delhi, 2013; Art Chennai, Cholamandal Artists Village, Chennai, 2013; Chronicle, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2012; Emerging Idioms, Apparao Gallery, Chennai, 2011; Diseur, Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru, 2010; Ramp 2 Stop, Chennai, 2008 and Hidden Feelings on Canvas, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2007.

Awards, Scholars & Workshop

  • 2009 “Lalit Kala Akademi, Research scholar
  • 2013 THE EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD as Part of The GLENFIDDICH Artist
    in residence program
  • 2015 CIMA Merit Award
  • 2014 Camps conducted by Lalit kala Regional centre, Bangalore
  • 2013 Camps conducted by Irish Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2007 ”MONSOON” conducted by Taj Malabar and Apparao art Gallery, Cochin
  • 2009 ”GLOBLE WARMING” National camp conducted by Gov’t College of Fine Arts and Art& Culture
  • 2008 “RESERCH” conducted BY Art & Culture
  • 2007 “CHILD LABOUR” Awareness camp, Vilathikulam
  • 2007 “HIDDEN FEELINGS” Awareness camp, Madurai
  • 2006 “YOUNG ARTIST” Patna-Bihar India
  • 2005 “NOYYAL RIVER” People Awareness Camp, Coimbatore
  • 2004, “AIDS AWARENESS” Camp,Chennai

Solo Shows

  • 2015 SHIFTING PARADIGMS LEARNING FROM LIFE VEDA GALLERY CHENNAI
  • 2014 FINAL ILLUSION Solo Show at Art District XIII, Curated by VEER MUNSHI
  • 2013 GLENFIDDICH ARTIST IN RESIDECES, Scotland
  • 2009 NEO REALISM, Apparao Gallery, Chennai
  • 2007 SUPER REALISM, Apparao Gallery, Chennai & New Delhi

Group Shows

  •  2020 Galleri SoHo Group exhibition, Västerås, Sweden
  • 2020 Västerås International Art Fair, Västerås , Sweden
  • 2018 THE JOURNEY WITHIN, art houz, chennai
  • 2018 Everything is Blank and white, Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2018 Participated India Art Fair, Veda Gallery
  • 2017 Participated India Art Fair, Veda Gallery
  • 2016 50 Under 50 Group Show, Kynkyny Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2016 LOVE AND AFFECTION, Kynkyny Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2015 QUEST OF MIND GROUP SHOW NEUHOUSE GALLERY New Delhi
  • 2015 Art District XIII, New Delhi
  • 2015 CIMA Award Group, Kolkata
  • 2014 A DECADE OF KYNKYNY, Bangalore
  • 2014 KINETICS, Lalit Kala Akademi
  • 2013 United Art Fair, New Delhi
  • 2013 FINAL SELECTION, Nature Morte, New Delhi
  • 2013 ART CHENNAI, Cholamandal Artist Village, Chennai
  • 2013 PAINTING, Exhibition Group Show, Art Houz Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2012 KINETICS NOW, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
  • 2012 CHRONICLED, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
  • 2012 LOVE & AFFECTION, Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2012 50 UNDER 50, Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2011 EMERGING IDIOMS, Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2011 TWO MAN, Kynkyny Art Gallery, Bangalore
  • 2011 KINETICS, Cholamandal Artist Village, Chennai
  • 2010 DISEUR, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
  • 2009 PAINTING, Appara Art Gallery
  • 2008 RAMP 2 STOP, Chennai
  • 2007 HIDDEN FEELINGS ON CANVAS, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai
  • 2007 DEPT AND LIGHT IN MY SPACE, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, 2007
  • 2007 MANSOON, Apparao Art Gallery, Chennai
  • 2006 ART – LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL, Bangalore & Coimbatore
  • 2005 REALISM, Apparao Art Gallery, New Delhi
  • 2005 CENTURY REGISRATION, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore
  • 2004 CAMLIN ART AWARD, Bangalore
  • 2004 ABC, Apparao Gallery, Chennai & Delhi
  • 2004 REALISM, Chennai
  • 2003 GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD, Chennai