Sheela Gowda artistic practice engages a diverse range of media and materials. Her vocabulary of materials are drawn from both the rural and urban contexts in which she works and are characterized by their interest in texture, color, and socio-political references related to India.
Gowda began as a figurative painter and studied in London, where she received a master’s degree in painting at the Royal College of Art. She then returned to her native Bangalore, after which her practice radically changed in response to the fundamentalist Hindu violence that resulted in the Mumbai riots of 1992.
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