Painter, Sculptor, Installation Artist Goa, India
Location: Domestic Arrivals Corridor
The Horse Disc
Art discs made of re-used boats
For centuries, Goa was an important port for the import of Arabian horses to India. During the Portuguese rule, about 50% of the revenue came from the horse trade. The Portuguese supplied Arabian horses to the Deccan empires. Their major client was the Vijayanagar Kingdom. At the base of Vithala temple in Hampi, there is a stone carving of a Portuguese trader supplying horses to the king. The Horse Disc is created with pieces of old dhows.
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.