My work resides between the illusionary nature of images and the physicality of objects. Recent projects have been concerned with locating a new type of romanticism that exists as a form of visual consumption within leisure environments, retail architecture, and packaging design. I am particularly interested in how representations of the exotic or picturesque are able to maintain a sense of seduction despite their banal context or explicit fakery. The focus on the seam, glitch or damaged fragment within my work acts like a schism that reveals the capacity of the image to transcend its own materiality.
Born in Hyderabad, India, Srinivas Surti lives and works in the UK. He graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2002 and was a recipient of the Rootstein Hopkins Postgraduate Award in 2001. His work is in private collections in the UK, US and India.
NO-ONE LIVES IN THE REAL WORLD, Standpoint Gallery, London (2015).
BRUTE, ARTHOUSE1, London (2015).
Cracks on Modern Transparencies, ASC Window Space Projects, London (2014-15).
Bounding Line - Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London (2014). Solo show
The Distance Between, Bond House Gallery, London (2014).
The Zeitgeist Open 2013, Bond House Gallery, London.
The London Group Centenary Show, Cello Factory, London (2013).
Ground Control, Elements Art Space, Bath (2012).
Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix (2011).
Space Cadets, Blyth Gallery, London (2011); Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010).
Little and Often, 242 space, London (2010).