Vivek Vilasini

  • Born 1964 in Trishur, Kerala, India Lives and works in Bangalore, IndiaFirst trained as a Marine radio officer at the All India Marine College in Kochi, Vivek Vilasini obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kerala University in 1987 before turning to art and studying traditional Indian craftspeople's sculpture. In his work Vilasini examines our existing social structures, adapting various expressions of cultural identity prevalent in society today to raise questions about the continually changing global scenario that every individual struggles to keep pace with. In the photo collage Between One Shore and Several Others (Just what is it… after Richard Hamilton) from 2008, Vilasini referred to Richard Hamilton’s iconic pop collage Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1965) by crossing the cultures of the East and the West. Vilasini’s large-format photographs evoke delicate ironies that address existing ideologies, and influence the cultural and social consciousness of the viewer.

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Born 1964 in Trishur, Kerala, India
Lives and works in Bangalore, India

First trained as a Marine radio officer at the All India Marine College in Kochi, Vivek Vilasini obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kerala University in 1987 before turning to art and studying traditional Indian craftspeople’s sculpture. In his work Vilasini examines our existing social structures, adapting various expressions of cultural identity prevalent in society today to raise questions about the continually changing global scenario that every individual struggles to keep pace with. In the photo collage Between One Shore and Several Others (Just what is it… after Richard Hamilton) from 2008, Vilasini referred to Richard Hamilton’s iconic pop collage Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? (1965) by crossing the cultures of the East and the West. Vilasini’s large-format photographs evoke delicate ironies that address existing ideologies, and influence the cultural and social consciousness of the viewer.