Lakshman Rao Kotturu’s practice is a process of introspection that offers him a space to reconcile with his own experiences of loss, grief, and struggle. He gazes at life through the prism of human nature and the lived experience, and represents through his work, the power structures, dependence, and conflict within relationships.
Kotturu articulates these poignant themes though a range of tropes. Employing quotidian objects and motifs from the animal world, he plays on their inherent meanings and manipulates their medium, to interpret the politics of relationships. He also, at times alters the scale of his subjects, and at other times, subjects them to unexpected juxtapositions. Through this use of irony and wry humor, he attempts to expand their conceptual potential and open them up to wider readings.
Born in 1987, at Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, Kotturu attained his B.F.A in sculpture from Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam in 2013 and his M.V.A in sculpture from M.S. University, Baroda in 2015. His works have been exhibited at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai and at Chandra Ilango Visual Art Foundation, Chennai. He was recently a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.
Kotturu lives and works in Srikakulam.