Facilitating the beast

Born in Bangalore, BV Suresh studied painting at Ken School of Art in Bangalore (1978) and completed a post-diploma at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda in 1985. He later went on to do an MA at the Royal College of Art, London, on an Inlaks scholarship where he studied under Peter De Francia and Ken Kiff (1987).

Suresh’s paintings, installations and videos, made with a fine aesthetic sense and technical mastery deal with contemporary life, society and politics with poetry and sensitivity. His artistic life extends beyond studio practice into teaching, theatre design and children’s book illustration. His work has been shown in India and abroad.

Suresh now lives and works in Baroda and is Assistant Professor of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University.