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Vikram Kushwah Pictures

Joined Artfinder: May 2013

Artworks for sale: 156

United Kingdom

About Vikram Kushwah Pictures

 
 
  • Biography

    Vikram’s photos reflect a longing for childhood dreams and fantasies, and for a world unsullied by modernity and the mundane; a simpler life, when ‘miracles were taken for granted’, as Vikram puts it. Similarly, through his corpus of work, Vikram strives to ‘challenge reality’ and rebel against the modern world through celebrating the romanticism and innocence of the ‘pure self’ of the child. The poignant symbols and images featured in his surreal and magical photos are a manifestation of this celebration and yearning.


    In addition to being inspired by his childhood memories and his notions of romanticism, Vikram’s artistic influences are vast. While through his work one can see a direct link to childhood classics such as Alice in Wonderland and PeterPan, Vikram also cites the works of Sigmund Freud and the photographer Guy Bourdin as having left a profound impression on him. As well, while pursuing his Master’s, he was particularly drawn to the work of the Surrealists, the Romantics, and the Pre-Raphaelites.

    In 2010 he completed his masters degree at University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. He has since been practicing his art in Britain and in India, working for reputed publications such as Vogue and Harpaer's Bazaar and showing his work in galleries in the UK, Europe and the USA. His collector base spans Europe, America and Asia. Vogue Italia featured him in their 'New Talents' section in 2012 and his work won a Young Lions Award (bronze) at Cannes in 2013 for best photography. He currently lives in London.

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  • Education

    2009 - 2010

    University for the Creative Arts, Rochester (UK)

    2008 - 2009

    London College of Communication (UK)

  • Awards

    2019

    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

    Run by the National Portrait Gallery, London annually, the Taylor Wessing Portrait prize is the world's most prestigious photographic portrait prize.

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    2019

    Portrait of Britain

    Run by the British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain celebrates the many faces of a changing nation in portrait photography form.

    2018

    Portrait of Britain

    Run by the British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain celebrates the many faces of a changing nation in portrait photography form.

    2013

    Cannes Young Lions

    Cannes Young Lions bronze award for best photography
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2109

    Dates: Nov. 7, 2019 - Feb. 16, 2020

    Venue: National Portrait Gallery, London

    The world's most prestigious portrait photographic prize run annually by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Education

2009 - 2010

University for the Creative Arts, Rochester (UK)

2008 - 2009

London College of Communication (UK)


Awards

2019

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Run by the National Portrait Gallery, London annually, the Taylor Wessing Portrait prize is the world's most prestigious photographic portrait prize.

Show more awardsHide

2019

Portrait of Britain

Run by the British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain celebrates the many faces of a changing nation in portrait photography form.

2018

Portrait of Britain

Run by the British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain celebrates the many faces of a changing nation in portrait photography form.

2013

Cannes Young Lions

Cannes Young Lions bronze award for best photography

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2109

Dates: Nov. 7, 2019 - Feb. 16, 2020

Venue: National Portrait Gallery, London

The world's most prestigious portrait photographic prize run annually by the National Portrait Gallery, London.


 

Biography

Vikram’s photos reflect a longing for childhood dreams and fantasies, and for a world unsullied by modernity and the mundane; a simpler life, when ‘miracles were taken for granted’, as Vikram puts it. Similarly, through his corpus of work, Vikram strives to ‘challenge reality’ and rebel against the modern world through celebrating the romanticism and innocence of the ‘pure self’ of the child. The poignant symbols and images featured in his surreal and magical photos are a manifestation of this celebration and yearning.


In addition to being inspired by his childhood memories and his notions of romanticism, Vikram’s artistic influences are vast. While through his work one can see a direct link to childhood classics such as Alice in Wonderland and PeterPan, Vikram also cites the works of Sigmund Freud and the photographer Guy Bourdin as having left a profound impression on him. As well, while pursuing his Master’s, he was particularly drawn to the work of the Surrealists, the Romantics, and the Pre-Raphaelites.

In 2010 he completed his masters degree at University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. He has since been practicing his art in Britain and in India, working for reputed publications such as Vogue and Harpaer's Bazaar and showing his work in galleries in the UK, Europe and the USA. His collector base spans Europe, America and Asia. Vogue Italia featured him in their 'New Talents' section in 2012 and his work won a Young Lions Award (bronze) at Cannes in 2013 for best photography. He currently lives in London.

 
 
 
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