Wearing the mantle of an avant-garde artist with accomplished mastery, Bose Krishnamachari is ranked among the top 100 influential people in the art world. His artistic and curatorial practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, design, installation and architecture. Both form and conceptual and/or contextual concerns are equally important and dominant in his work. Krishnamachari exquisitely combines western image making techniques with the vernacular. During the mid-nineties, as he was engaging himself with museum discourse by creating paintings and curating shows, he turned towards making portraits of internationally acclaimed artists to illustrate that painting as a traditional medium was not dead.
AmUseuM, curiously titled so, was one of his most famous installations that overturned artistic notions of gallery space and fine arts. His group show, entitled, “Her Work is Never Done”, focussed on the works of young and emerging women artists. This show underlines Krishnamachari’s undisputed position as a visionary curator and creator.
Krishnamachari has been honoured with several national and international honours and awards. He has exhibited in several important solo and group exhibitions around the world and his work adorns important international collections. He is also the director of the Kochi Muziris Biennale.
Bose Krishnamachari lives and works in Mumbai.