Sculptor Srinivas Reddy’s universal human beings

In many of his sculptures, the Lalit Kala Akademi award-winning artist depicts just a simplified head as representative of the human being

Bolla Srinivas Reddy creates human figures which become an embodiment of many emotions, mental states and musings. While dong this he doesn't limit the scope of his work to the joy and sorrow of an individual. As a result, his sculpted figures go beyond the specifics of an individual portrait and become iconic human figures.

In some sculptures a full human figure is depicted, while in many others it is just a head. In some his works, these highly simplified human heads without even the neck seem like an egg from which personalities emerge. This archetypal head becomes a location where many of his ideas are played out.

While there is a suggestion of meditative silence in some works, in others the inner emotions of the depicted characters can be seen as visuals on the outside. These visual narrative details on the head are created in relief in some and painted in vivid colours in few others. The celebration of life and abundance of nature becomes the leitmotif in many works.

There are a few sculptures where an inner dialogue is suggested between the protagonist and his inner voice that is juxtaposed as a small figure/s. Here too human figures take the form of an archetypal human being without reference to class and creed. His sculptures are created in stone, metal and fiber glass.

Srinivas Reddy studied art at the Department of Sculpture, JNTU Hyderabad and Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University, Baroda. He has shown his works in several cities in India, the UK and USA. He is the recipient of the Lalit Kala Akademi (Delhi) national award for 2005 and the Telengana State award for 2015. He lives and works in Hyderabad.

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