Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran
Sri Lankan-born, Sydney-based artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age idols that are at once enticing and disquieting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore politics of sex, the monument, gender and organised religion. Recent solo presentations include Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2018), Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong (2018), Hong Kong (2018) and Mud Men, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2016). His newest solo exhibition, Creator, at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (2019) marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in a Western Sydney art space.