Ranbir Kaleka

Ranbir Kaleka was born in 1953 in Patiala, Punjab. He studied at the Chandigarh College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London on a Charles Wallace Scholarship. In 1979, he received the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, followed by the Sanskriti Award in 1994. His paintings show a complex layering of narratives, images and psychological drama. Despite having established a career for himself as a painter in England, he returned to India and started to explore an old dream of integrating film and painting to arrive at a new language. Consequently he has evolved a painterly aesthetic, creating images that the digital medium allows him to imbue with characteristic transparency. His unusual experiments with slowly moving projections seduce the gaze of the viewer, revealing that which lies between the physical and the illusory. Ranbir Kaleka lives and works in New Delhi. 


VIDEOGRAPHY
 
2003 Music Room Single Channel Video. 14 Minutes
2002 Windows  Single Channel Video Installation. 7 Minutes
2002 Man With Cockerel Double Channel Video Installation. 27 Seconds
2000 Boxwallahs: The DeEgo-Cube Single Channel Video Installation. Two Versions. 1/6 Minutes
2000 Osilen TV: Video Lounge Back Projections On Multiple Screens (Variable). 6 Minutes
2000 Man Threading A Needle        Single Channel Video Installation
3 Minutes Image Loop/6 Minutes Sound Loop