Born on 26th August 1959, in Goa, Subodh Kerkar gave up his medical profession in 1990 to pursue his passion. His art practice includes installations, sculptures, multimedia works, performances, paintings and drawings. His works are heavily washed by the ocean and are commentaries on social political and religious issues. He narrates histories using contemporary visual idioms. He is the founding director of Museum of Goa and holds the Mario Miranda Chair for Arts in Goa University.
Subodh states, “My opinions find expression in my creation. I believe that artists are sensors, receptors and transmitters of ideas in a society and I try to fulfil that role to the best of my ability, even at the cost of winning the ire of those in power.”
Speaking about his influences and inspirations, Subodh says, “I consider myself an ocean artist. The ocean is both, inside and outside my works; my master and my muse. I celebrate the ocean as a creator of civilizations. I am an avid student of history which becomes a footnote to most of my works.”