K.P. Krishnakumar

1958 - 1989

Born in Kerala, Kuttippuram (IN), died in Kerala (IN).

K P Krishnakumar was nephew of the Malayalam poet Edasseri. In 1981, he passed the diploma in sculpture from the College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum. Thereafter he went to Santiniketan for a post diploma, and in July 1984 was admitted as a scholarship holder at the Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad. Leaving the Centre shortly, he attended the young sculptors camp at Kasauli. Since then he had been living and working in Baroda. Amidst a vibrant sculptural front in the 1980s, he had participated in the Seven Young Sculptors exhibition organized by Kasauli Art Centre and curated by Vivan Sundaram. Krishnakumar soon after co-founded The Radical Painters’ and Sculptors’ Association (1987–89). In 1989, K.P. Krishnakumar's life tragically ended with his committing suicide.

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