Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1988. In 2011 he completed a Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts (Honours Class 1) at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. He is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and is currently a Masters by Research candidate at the College of Fine Arts. His present research is focused upon the construction of a celebratory, phallocentric discourse. Particularly, through a multi-disciplinary practice that spans sculpture, painting, drawing and installation. He has received various prizes including: the Freedman Foundation Travelling Art Scholarship, The Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, The Gallery Barry Keldoulis Award and The Lloyd Rees Youth Memorial Award(Commended). He has exhibited in galleries such as the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and Robin Gibson Gallery.
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Self Portrait Masturbating, 2013, Oil, Acrylic and Resin on Plywood, 100cm x 150cm
Shit Frame (2 boys Jerk), 2012, Acrylic, Enamel, Resin, Plastic Flies, Human Hair and Clay on Plywood, 60cm x 45cm.
Dickhead, 2012, Earthenware and Glaze, Dimensions Variable.
Dickheads, 2013, Installation Views, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney.
All Images courtesy of Patrick Cremin.
To see more of Ramesh’s work visit his site - http://ramesh-nithiyendran.com/