Raghava KK

Artist Raghava KK’s work is an upbeat take on the complexities
of life.

Dreamer, storyteller, cartoonist, artist… Raghava KK is all this and more. At 16, he quit school to pursue a career as a cartoonist with a local newspaper. However, his re-invention began after he was criticized for caricaturing Osama Bin Laden during the 9/11 attack. A self-taught artist, he took cues from billboard artists and started painting larger-than-life images in Bangalore. Thus began his journey of dabbling in media such as dance, film, sculpture and technology, stretching the conventional boundaries of art. After shifting to New York, he participated in exhibitions such as Purdah 2.0 (New York) and Carre d’Art Musee d’Art Contemporain (Nimes, France). His most noteworthy project was the iPad book Pop-it (winner of Kirkus Book Award for Best of 2011), an app about the relationship between parents and children. Raghava’s opinion on society, gender and sexuality finds expression in the absurd. While some may find the overt renditions offending, others are enamoured by his disregard for traditions. Raghava’s next exhibition, That’s All Folks, will be held at the Art Musings Gallery, Mumbai.


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