Sudarshan Shetty’s artistic oeuvre encompasses the medium of sculpture and installation. Though formally trained as a painter, Shetty combines these forms in object-assemblages. Shetty takes objects apart without dismantling them, decoding them by revealing their mechanical being. He experiments with found objects in a variety of media with the idea of creating an emotionally charged experience. This incongruous association of objects bearing different meanings is intended to form new meaning and create an abstract space where his enduring fascination with the dark underbelly of the object-human relation, the duality of free will and the inertness of things are visually exploded. Among Shetty’s most recent shows are this too shall pass, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai and The more I die the lighter I get, Tilton Gallery, New York, both in 2010.