Sudarshan Shetty

1961 · India

Artist biography

Sudarshan Shetty is seen as an established artist, who originates from India, like other celebrated artists such as Vivan Sundaram, Vibha Galhotra, Jrajsiva, Masatoshi Masanobu, and Lala Deen Dayal. Sudarshan Shetty was born in 1961.


Sudarshan Shetty's work is on display in multiple galleries around the world, in countries like Belgium, France, and the United States. Galleries include Galerie Templon | Brussels in Belgium, Galerie Templon | Paris in France, and Tilton Gallery in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Sudarshan Shetty

Born in 1961, Sudarshan Shetty was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Sudarshan Shetty

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