A new installation by Sydney-based artist Ramesh Nithiyendran featuring five large-scale ceramic sculptures, commissioned specifically for the National Gallery of Australia has opened in Canberra. Ramesh made the works while he has an Artist-In-Residence at the NAS Ceramics Studios - and considers them to be his most ambitious yet. Mud Men is a series of ‘new age idols’ that consider the politics of globalisation, identity, colonialism, the monument and idolatry. The works will be on view until January 2017.
Photo: Peter Morgan