Siddharth Kerkar

Siddharth Kerkar Goa India

Fire Series Artist Statement:Ever since I was a little boy I loved fire. I enjoyed playing with firework...

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EXHIBITIONS

2018 - Multifarious at Art Explore, New Delhi

India and Algarve Artist Network Art Fair (Portugal)

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GETTING TO KNOW Siddharth Kerkar

Fire Series Artist Statement:

Ever since I was a little boy I loved fire. I enjoyed playing with fireworks and would often offer to empty the dustbin just because I could then burn the waste paper. I have grown up watching fields being burnt in the summer. The farmers believe that burning the fields will make the soil more fertile. 
The fire starts at one end of the field and slowly spreads all over burning the dried stalks of the paddy harvested during the previous year.

My house is on the bank of the fields and from the terrace, I've loved to watch the fire slowly spreading leaving patterns of brown, grey and black in its trail. My abstract paintings spring from these patterns of burnt fields.  Research has shown that burning fields does not improve the quality of the soil, however, fire has definitely made my artistic endeavours more fertile.

Curator's Note:

Descended from a family of artists, Siddharth Kerkar is an Indian artist creating art since the young age of nine. His paintings in acrylic colours and unusual mediums like sawdust, firecracker and carbon present geometrical divisions of spaces with rich textures. Most of his paintings are abstract: the imagery comes from the Indian terrain that he likes watching from aeroplanes and his terrace from where he observes the fields and their geometrical patterns

He expresses himself through painting, video, installation and sculpture. His artworks have been exhibited in several galleries in India as well as in galleries internationally. He has also been a part of art fairs like Art Bengaluru, India and Algarve Artist Network art fair (Portugal).

EDUCATION

Siddharth Kerkar is currently a student at Central Saint Martins in London continuing his studies in Fine Arts and Sculpture and continuing his studies in his studio in London as well as in Goa, India.

EXHIBITIONS

2018 - Multifarious at Art Explore, New Delhi

Art Bengaluru

India and Algarve Artist Network Art Fair (Portugal)

AWARDS

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