Painter, Sculptor, Installation Artist Goa, India
Location: Domestic Arrivals Corridor
The Fishing Disc
Art discs made of re-used boats
Traditionally, the fishermen used wooden boats, which were built by tying the planks with coir ropes. These boats are now being replaced by fiberglass boats, which are preferred because they are maintenance-free, lighter and consume less fuel. The artist buys old fishing boats and uses them for creating his sculptures. Every boat has memories; memories of fishing expeditions, nets loaded with fish pulled overboard, songs and conversations of the fisherfolk and so on. These memories in a way are incorporated in the artist’s works. The memories become a medium for sculpture.
About the Artist
Subodh Kerkar (born 26 August 1959), is a contemporary Indian painter, sculptor and installation artist, and the founder of the Museum of Goa, situated in Pilerne Industrial Estate, Bardez, Goa. Acclaimed for his artworks and installations, Subodh’s work has been displayed in India and abroad, including art exhibitions such as the Sculpture by the Sea: Australia, Denmark in 2011, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London in 2018 and Busan Biennale Sea Art Festival, Korea to name a few. At present, Subodh is a resident of Pilerne Industrial Estate, in Bardez, Goa.