b. 1988, Sri Lanka

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Biography

Employing humour and complex craftsmanship, the ceramic sculptures of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran boldly address issues of ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality. Resembling obscure objects of divinity and phallus-worship, they suggest rarefied forms borne out of a decentered and heterogeneous cultural and aesthetic landscape.

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In March 2016, Nithiyendran presented his largest project to date at Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art. In August 2015 he  was the recipient of the prestigious Sidney Myer Fund Award for Ceramic Art. He was also awarded the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (emerging) in 2014 at Artspace, Sydney. Born 1988 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nithiyendran migrated to Sydney with his family in 1989. He studied painting at the College of Fine arts, University of New South Wales, and completed a Master of Fine Arts (research) in 2013. His work is held in the collections of Artbank, Shepparton Art Museum, University of New South Wales Collection as well as private collections in Australia and Sri Lanka.


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Multi-limbed Guardian I by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Multi-limbed Guardian I, 2022 Earthenware
70 x 38 x 30 cm
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Jhaveri Contemporary
Figure with Spiky Crown II by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Figure with Spiky Crown II, 2022 Earthenware
70 x 32 x 30 cm
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Jhaveri Contemporary
Bi-spiky Head by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Bi-spiky Head, 2022 Earthenware
72.5 x 49 x 26.5 cm
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Jhaveri Contemporary
Multi-coloured head by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Multi-coloured head, 2021 Earthenware
72 x 54 x 40 cm
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Multi limbed orange figure by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Multi limbed orange figure, 2021 Earthenware
64 x 37 x 26 cm
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Warrior figure with headpiece by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Warrior figure with headpiece, 2021 Earthenware
130 x 44 x 31 cm
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Triangular headed figure with mask by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Triangular headed figure with mask, 2021 Earthenware
75.5 x 44 x 26 cm
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Silver figure with snake by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran contemporary artwork sculpture
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran Silver figure with snake, 2021 Earthenware
27 x 21 x 15 cm
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Jhaveri Contemporary

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