Ravinder G. Reddy
The underlying theme in Ravinder Reddy’s (b. 1956) work is the position of people who hold subordinate status in society. In most scenarios the repressed are supposed to be silent, although in Reddy’s works their wide-eyed frontal stare communicates power.
Reddy’s forms reflect influences of Indian temple sculptures, the elaborately coiffured heads being those of women (in themselves as a social group, treated as subservient). The female heads are marked by their large and solid features with a heraldic and mesmerizing stare. Reddy’s women are proud, dignified but never silent; they are living heads pulsating with confidence. Reddy has been widely exhibited in India and internationally.