India , a country known for its vast and varied cultural heritage; consisting of copious religions and castes, but with every good part comes its side-effect, people consider their religion as the only good while ignoring the other communities, these creates walls between them. This art work named " complexity" tries to bring out at the same time constrain that one element that divides people.
But me as an artist am trying to approach people through ' reality to resurrection'
In 2018 L.R. Patil has been selected in 6th Episode of URONTO Residential Art Program, Sylhet, Bangladesh. In year 2017 he had participated at CIMA AWARDS in the Kolkatta Art Festival India. His prominent solo shows have been in 2005 and 2013 at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. In 2008 He showed solo at the Fine Arts Faculty, Baroda. He has also participated in several group shows and art camps. In 2009 he received a Postgraduate Diploma in Indian Aesthetics from Jnanapravaha, Mumbai
L. R. Patil’s recent paintings, sculptures and videos are about the emotions people witness with an influx of several self-contradictory thoughts. He is deeply affected when he sees the struggles of millions of workingmen and women and their anxieties and tensions as they go about their daily life.
L.R.Patil is deeply concerned about the unholy nexus between fanatics of religion and self-serving politicians who tear apart the fabric of our society. Man, who ought to be a thinker because he is blessed with a highly developed mind, unfortunately becomes a mere tool in the hands of these manipulative forces, which incite hatred and violence. The horrific destruction of the social structure is due to the loss of man’s humanity and spiritual inner core.
He has used different kinds of mediums to give an existential core to what he sees as a feeling of layers of oppression in an urban setting in which man feels as if he is constantly on the rack. Every work expresses what the reality is and what he truly feels.
Born in 1972, L. R. Patil graduated from Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai India in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He received the K.K. Hebber Foundation Scholarship in 1994.In 1994 he also received the Camlin First Prize for the Final Year Annual show at Sir J. J. School of Art Mumbai. In 2000 he was awarded the Bombay Art Society Prize by M/S Hindustan Pencil Ltd.