Contemporary Indian art has gained prominence in recent years, and among its most high-profile representatives is Bharti Kher whose work "The Nemesis of Nations" is shown here.
In 2010 Bharti Kher formed part of a major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery called The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today. Her fiber glass sculpture "An Absence of Assignable Cause" is seen here.
Kher became an internationally recognized artist in 2006 after exhibiting her life-size sculpture of an elephant entitled "The Skin Speaks a Language Not It's Own."
She admits to being inspired by the macabre, and says she loves the idea of combining it with traditional beauty. In her "Solarum Series," the trees have autumnal leaves which upon closer inspection are sculpted animal heads.
Subodh Gupta, Bharti Ker's husband, is also a well-known artist. Here he stands by his artwork at Frieze Art Fair in 2005.
India's Kochi-Muziris Biennale is the country's first ever international arts festival. It displays works by international artists, including this piece by Ranbir Kaleka.
The biennale also attracts artists such as Sudarshan Shetty, whose previous works have included this aluminum and wood sculpture known as "This too shall pass."