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Karl Antao's ability to infuse expression into a cold blocks of wood makes for mammoth sculptures creating complex visual metaphors. It is the stillness of the woodblock that challenges him to give it a life of its own resulting in sculptures radiating with human emotions. Being a former advertising professional, Antao decided to become an artist to bridge the gap between the final imagery and the designer's visualisation. Wood directs him to contain a dialogue between the medium and the emotions he wants to express. He also, sometimes, works in bronze.Read More
Karl Antao's sculptures have been displayed at Gallery Espace, New Delhi; Gallery Beyond, Goa; Chester Herwitz Gallery, Ahmedabad and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Best Solo Show, India Habitat Centre Award in 2005 and the Best Sculpture Award, All India Arts Society in 1992.
The artist lives and works in Ahmedabad.
Text courtesy Gallery Espace.
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