Indian artist, Goa, India
Location: Departure Behind Elevator Wall
Art pieces of tiles and Dolphin bones
The Augustine Tower painting is a re-imagining of the Augustine Church, built in the year 1602 by 12 Augustinian Monks. The Church was once a vibrant and imposing establishment. The intervention of the Portuguese government caused the structure to be abandoned, which led to its eventual collapse. Today, only the ruins of this magnificent structure stand tall.
About the Artist
Born in the Korgao village in Pedne, Vasudev Shetye developed an undying love for the visual arts from a very young age. After his S.S.C, he joined the Goa College of Arts to refine his art. His complex narrative arrangements bring to life the elements of Goan culture and identity. He was awarded the first prize for the drawing competition organized by the Goa University in 1999. He also secured the Camlin prize in the same year.