INDIA - Cochin
Riyas komu is one of the prominent political artists in the contemporary times. His works question the existing disturbances in the social order. Komu's works include sculptures, installations, paintings, video etc. Bon in 1971 in Kerala, Komu moved to Mumbai and pursued his Bachelor of fine arts and his masters from Sir.J.J school of art, Mumbai. Komu has exhibited his work in in India, France, Italy, Korea, Indonesia, USA, UAE, The Netherlands, Germany, South America etc.
Riyas Komu's highly politically charged artworks directly question the existing inequalities in the social system. Komu uses his art as a medium to communicate to the larger community of people. Komu works with multiple mediums to create his socially responsible art. Having deep knowledge in the communist history of Kerala, Komu's works often portraits the ordinary people's life. Influenced by the political movements of India, especially of Kerala, Komu's works discusses the larger politics around the world, still rooted in the Indian scenario.