Urmila VG

From merely looking at nature and life from a close range, the artist moves further into observing life from a microscopic level. This body of work which had its beginning a little before the pandemic started taking shape during the lockdown time.

Her series of works titled ‘biotic’ looks at a fundamental life structure and its formation. Here Urmila goes all the way deep into peering and enquiring about the complex nature of how life has formed and functioned. She looks at them with amazement and wonders about what seems so uncomplicated from the outside is formed with immense complexity. Each of these images seems to create a world of its own while simultaneously mirroring the world around us. Urmila’s works create a world within these images and hint at the larger life that these infinitesimal forms are part of. There is a spiritual & meditative aspect attached to each of these images. Be it the process that the artist experienced creating this meticulously detailed work.



Urmila V.G. (born in Bangalore) did her B.F.A in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2003) and M.F.A in Printmaking from Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharathi University, Santiniketan, W.B. (2006). She has participated in many exhibitions and workshops like, ‘The Road Less Travelled’, International Exhibition of Prints curated by Sunil Lal T.R., Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kozhikode, Kerala (2022); Print Portfolio show, International Print Exchange Programme, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore (2022); ‘Uncertanity’, Exhibition of Wood-Cut Prints, Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore (2021); Print Meet, II International Printmaking Exhibition, Trakya University, Turkey (2021);