Time and matter are an endless canvas that I fill with ideas. I weave science and philosophy into visual manifestations using digital media, text, photography, paint, and found images and objects. I am inspired by the inherent and otherworldly characteristics of elements and occurrences that constitute the world we occupy and the universe that surrounds us.
My process begins in a manner that is similar to how a scientist or philosopher searches for evidence or logic in support of a theory. My hypothesis is that all visual materials and experiences are cyclical and connected in reality. I consider the representational imagery in my art to be visual depictions of atoms, which influence our perception, mental state, and consciousness. My compositions of digital collage, new media, and traditional painting, playfully transform the building blocks of matter and the universe –atoms and galaxies respectively– into recognizable figurative structures, entities, and landscapes. Seeing all materials as atoms, I mimic how mediums are transformed through natural processes over the course of time. This is the case with my performative video series, Social liquids, where I combine commonly shared and utilized organic materials like municipal water and garden flowers, in order to document the evolution of these items, and in turn, create new ephemeral amalgamations that become a part of the creative life cycle.
In my art, disparate fragments of objects and images are transfigured and held together by common threads, because all these facets articulate cycles of renewal and metamorphosis. This idea is based on theoretical physicist Roger Penrose’s theory of Conformal Cyclic Cosmology. I view my work as being a process in continuum and as part of a larger undertaking within artistic discourse and practice. Through my own artwork, I am creating visual and empirical formulas for present and future artists to utilize and expand upon.
Work / Education
SURESH BABU MADDILETY
Born 1971, Medukurthy, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Lives and works in Hyderabad.
Graduation: 1986-1992; B.F.A J.N.T.U. College of fine arts, Hyderabad.
Post-Graduation: 1996-1998; M.F.A University of Hyderabad.
For video work in IAR International Artist Residency 2020- Napoli (Italy).
1st 2018 Art Slant Prize juried winner, USA.
For installation work in YICCA Art contest 2017/2018 - Milan (Italy).
For installation work in YICCA Art contest 2017- Rome (Italy).
For installation work in Art Laguna Prize 2015- Venice (Italy).
For installation work in Premio Combat Prize2015- Livorno (Italy).
SELECTED FOR ART FESTIVALS:
The Ars Electronica Festival 2021, Austria.
Festival DeSidera, 2021,Italy.
Modigliani Opera Vision Venice Biennale, 2021, Italy.
ARTIST RESIDENCE PROGRAM:
Kerala Lalithakala Academy Artist in Residency program at Kannur, Kerela, India 2017.
47th All India Art exhibition by the Hyderabad art society, 1988.
ONE MAN SHOW:
On 13th Sep 1998, at C.I.E.F.L, Hyderabad.
Finalists Exhibition -YICCA Art contest 2017/18- Milan (Italy).
Finalists Exhibition - YICCA Art contest 2017/- Rome (Italy).
Finalists Exhibition - Art Laguna Prize 2015 -Venice (Italy).
Finalists Exhibition - Premio Combat Prize 2015- Livorno (Italy).
International Gallery Of The Arts (IGOA) 2017.
J.N.T.U. College of Fine Arts Annual Exhibitions;
All India Art Exhibitions, The Hyderabad Art Society;1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994.
P.S. Telugu University Exhibition of Art, Hyderabad; 1997.
ARTIST CAMPS: Andhra Pradesh Young Artists Camp by A.P. Govt., 1997,1998,1999,2000