NS Harsha


About the Artist

Drawing on a broad spectrum of Indian painting traditions and popular arts, as well as the western canon, NS Harsha creates quietly philosophical, luminous works that reflect on geopolitical order and our ever-more technologically mediated relationship with the world. In exquisitely rendered paintings, works on paper, wall and floor works, sculptures, site-specific installations and public projects, the Mysore-based artist examines structures, borders and barriers as a series of ever-shifting concepts, alluding to an interconnectedness that compels the viewer to consider their relationship to the art work as part of a wider conversation about systems of knowledge, belief and power.

In Focus

Posted from Studio International

NS Harsha on how his latest paintings embody the notion of ascent

By Harry Thorne


If you read about Mysore-based artist NS Harsha (b1969), you will learn that his intricate paintings are founded within ancient Indian custom. You will learn that he has revitalised the tradition of the Indian miniature, and you will learn that he is reassembling icons of Hinduism in a contemporary setting in order to instigate a certain revaluation. If you talk to him, however, he will tell you that this is not the case…

April 9, 2015
I am like a cook. I love to make a dish, offer it to the people, and wait for a reaction.

Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro

13 October - 14 November 2015

Forces in Nature

Curated by Hilton Als
A group exhibition curated by the celebrated US critic and author Hilton Als. The exhibition explores the idea of man in nature and includes works by Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, NS Harsha, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Celia...
Victoria Miro Gallery II
26 March - 25 April 2015

NS Harsha

Upward Movement
The artist's second solo exhibition with Victoria Miro and his first in the Mayfair gallery. One of the most significant Indian artists of his generation, Harsha draws on a broad spectrum of Indian artistic and figurative painting traditions and popular...
Victoria Miro Mayfair
22 June - 30 July 2010

In the Company of Alice

Group Exhibition
'If you do not solve your painting problem in painting human beings, you do not solve it at all'. Gertrude Stein Hernan Bas, John Currin, Verne Dawson, Peter Doig, Marlene Dumas, David Harrison, NS Harsha, Boscoe Holder, Chantal Joffe, Karen...
Victoria Miro Gallery I
10 October - 14 November 2009

NS Harsha

Picking through the Rubble
Victoria Miro Gallery and Iniva present the first solo shows in London by Indian artist NS Harsha. Working across media including sculpture, installation and community-based collaborations, NS Harsha is known for his paintings that often depict fields of vast, sparsely...
Victoria Miro Gallery I

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