Fisherman and the Ocean
Since he used to practise medicine in a fishing village, Subodh Kerkar has got an intimate knowledge of fishermen's lives. The work also celebrates the role the ocean plays in shaping civilizations.
The artist utilizes discarded or natural materials to create art that acts as mnemonic devices.
Subodh Kerkar uses old wooden fishing canoes to create his sculptures. The old canoes have their own stories and memories. In a way, the memory becomes the medium for the work.
No other commodity imported into India has had such an impact on the lives of Indians as chilies. It is unlikely that there is any Indian who has not tasted chillies.
Subodh Kerkar draws on clay using an array of tools and textures. These ceramic and terracotta plates are used as a canvas for the artist’s creative statements.
In the story of Noah’s Ark, God intervened to save mankind. In Goa, men intervened to save Gods.
Borders and Nations
The artist believes in one world and the unity of the human race. The idea of a nation reminds him of barbed-wire borders.
Carpet of Joy
Making a statement on littering, Subodh Kerkar hopes that every visitor will be inspired to maintain their surroundings litter-free after seeing the Carpet of Joy.
Kalpavriksha is an imagined tree in heaven that grants all of your wishes. On earth, the coconut tree is given the same rank
Ink on Wood Washed Ashore
The artist uses ink as a medium and driftwood as his canvas in this collection.
Ink on Capiz Shells
Subodh uses ink to depict various characters on Capiz shells found at the mouth of the River Mandovi in Goa.
Drawings made at 36,000 feet
On his many flight taken round the year, Subodh spends his time drawing in his sketchbook. His sketchbook is now a collection of many of his travel tales.
Ink on Photographs
On his many walks Subodh loves to document his stories in photographs. These captured scenes takes form as his canvas on which he paints in ink.
The parents, teachers and the society in general work on conditioning a child to fit into the existing social norms. This kills the child's creativity.
Subodh Kerkar is inspired by people he meets around his home state of Goa. If you look closely, you may see a familiar face in each painting!
Gandhi’s Heart Sounds
As a Gandian and former medical practitioner, the artist was given Mahatma Gandhi’s ECG by the director of the National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi. The artist converted Gandhi’s cardiogram into his heart sounds.
This collection consists of art pieces inspired by the ocean. They tell narrate tales of the ocean, trade and the vast history behind it.
The artist makes a statement on how the Covid pandemic altered people’s lives all over the world.
The artist collected pieces of plaster from the walls from a 150 years old house. He carved out the plaster to reveal the different colours.
In this collection, the artist uses light as a medium to create art. From metal, fiberglass and other materials, these art pieces truly make a space stand out.