The male and female figures that are featured in his works are named Musui and Maiya. They are depicted as stalk-thin forms in various acrobatic postures. His use of these dynamic alter egos, started in 1970 when a young Radhakrishnan met a Santhal boy named Musui whose peaceful expression and happiness affected the artist and resulted in him asking the boy to be his model. He continued to impart that feeling of inner joy and satisfaction on the faces of his subjects and has turned Musui into a recurring muse. Radhakrishnan’s works are often drawn from emotions and myths of the Hindu Gods; Shiva, Kali and Radha. Sensuality and life are central to his practice. In this current lot Musui is seen running away from a cloud that is made of miniature figures intertwined together to create a circular shape.
Radhakrishnan has participated in over 50 solo and group exhibitions internationally and has won several awards including a National Scholarship, Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship and the Birla Academy of Art & Culture Award. He is one of the most notable Indian sculptors working today.
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