Shreyas Karle uses collage, video, sculpture, drawing, and community-based, collaborative projects to “visually harness absurdity and social puns that shine light upon more serious psychological issues and situations.” He has regularly challenged the model of artists-in-residence and art school, seeking inspiration from his nomadic formal tendencies that work against linear intentionality. Flow charts, models, and systems often infiltrate his work, animating and documenting a process that embraces flux and accidents. The artist uses his visual language to present research and the “grammar of art,” keenly observing the ways in which he can make methodology in art practice more provocative.
Karle participated in the first Kochi Biennale in 2012, and the Venice Biennale and Prague Biennale in 2011. A number of his works appeared in 2015 Triennial: Surround Audiences at the New Museum in New York. The artist has also exhibited at the ESSL Museum, Vienna, among many other venues in India. He was awarded the Gasworks Residency in 2013 and the FICA Artist Award for Emerging Contemporary Artist of India in 2009.
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