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Ellie – 6587

Ellie – 6587

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by Babu Xavier


Ref. No.: 6587
Size: 36 × 48 inches
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
Style: Animals
Year: 2018

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Babu Xavier

Babu Xavier

Born in 1960 and based in Trivandrum, Kerala, Babu Xavier is an artist whose canvases are brought alive with vivid colours and fantastic creatures. His brushes paint on full-blooded reds, vibrant yellows and sparkling blues and greens, creating nearly human figures with some sexual undertones in watercolours that seem to radiate light almost like a prism.

He trained under the guidance of J. Panicker as an apprentice which helped him understand the visual language in a more sophisticated and detailed manner which led him to cultivate his own signature style and language that is surreal and erotic. Inspired from a variety of sources like nature, science, the mind and the subconscious, his work is thought-provoking. Xavier has held many shows within India like the International Triennale of Art, New Delhi; Bharat Bhavan Biennale as well as in International platforms in Basel & Copenhagen as well.

When it comes to his work, he is quite firm about his intentions. "I don’t make art to decorate houses and match people`s walls. There’s a lot of contradiction in my paintings, which can be very disturbing. If I talk about sexuality, there’s also death on the same canvas. Not everyone will like nor understand my art work; they’re not meant to." In his work today, we see, as the artist intends, a deeper meaning. The fantastic figures represent the powerful and lucid ideas Xavier has.

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