Ravikumar Kashi is an artist whose works defy easy categorisation. He has done painting, sculpture, photography and installation, but they combine or cut across defined expectations from these mediums. His idea / concept driven works are layered and connect with the viewer in multiple ways. Introspection is an important aspect of his works which touch upon the idea of self and its many facets. He has also explored the themes of desire, gratification, consumerism and destruction in individuals and at the societal level.
Kashi was born in Bangalore in 1968. He completed his B.F.A. in painting from Chitrakala Parishat, Bangalore in 1988; M.F.A. in printmaking from the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 1990; and M.A. in English from Mysore University, in 1995. He learnt handmade papermaking from Glasgow School of Art, U.K. He also learnt Hanji, traditional Korean papermaking, from Jang Ji Bang, Korea. He has shown his works in solo, group and curated shows across the world in museums, galleries and art fairs. He writes on art in Kannada and English and teaches as associate preofessor in an Architecture college.