Bangalore artist shortlisted for UK's biggest art prize

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Bangalore, Feb 1: Sheela Gowda, a renowned artist from Bangalore, has been shortlisted for UK's biggest contemporary art prize, the Artes Mundi, reports TOI.

The self-taught artist's name is among seven artists taken from over 750 nominations from around 90 countries. Gowda started her carrier as a painter, but later she began making sculpture in response to events like Bombay riots and inequalities in India's growth story.

Meanwhile, the winner will be awarded the £40,000 prize by an international judging panel later this year.

Gowda uses unconventional materials like cow dung, ash and hair to make sculptures. One of her well-known works is an ash sculpture titled 'Collateral' which was made by burning incense on mesh frames to produce a landscape that looks ravaged by war. 

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