Throughout his short yet prolific career, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran has created new sculptural possibilities using various methodologies converging around clay. Originality pulsates from his at once joyful and terrifying forms, and an undertow of humour helps clear our preconceptions to make way for something distinctively fresh. In his first solo exhibition at Sullivan+Strumpf’s new Melbourne gallery, Ramesh explores histories of iconoclasm. Fascinated by the erasure, destruction, and theft of cultural icons, he stares deeply at what lies behind the scratched-out faces, missing limbs, and displaced artefacts of a global past and how these can be reframed to help guide a path forward.
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