N.N. Rimzon (b. 1957)

After a B.A. in sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, 1982 Rimzondid his M.A. in sculpture at M. S. University, Baroda, 1984. In 1989 he obtained anM.A. with distinction from the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied onan In lakhs scholarship.Inspired by German realist and expressionist figuration of the day, he didexaggeratedly naturalistic and then distorted figures of human vulnerability.His idiom has imbibed elements of the Conceptual and Minimalist attitudes.This allows for his basic shapes to induce multifarious associations, leading to areconstruction of meaning and values. His approach is essentially post-modernistas well as Indian. Rimzon’s later work have a greater simplicity and immediatepower. The Tirthankara-like figure of austerity, the earthen pot denoting a fertilewoman violated by a weapon or charged with energy, the egg and the couple areregular motifs.Rimzon’s solo shows were held at Art Heritage, New Delhi 1991, 93, School’sGallery, Amsterdam 1994. The main participation’s are: Seven Young Sculptures,New Delhi 1985, 100 years of Indian Art, National Gallery of Modem Art, NewDelhi 1994, Art and Nature, New Delhi 1995, The Other Self, New York andStadelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1995,2nd Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane, Fire andLife, New Delhi 1996.

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