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Priyesh Trivedi, No School like No School, 2015. Watercolour on paper. 40.5 x 30.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Priyesh Trivedi, Contemporary as Fuck, 2015. Watercolour on paper. 40.5 x 30.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Priyesh Trivedi, High Stake, 2015. Watercolour on paper. 40.5 x 30.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Priyesh Trivedi, Anarchy, 2014. Watercolour on paper. 40.5 x 30.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Priyesh Trivedi's studio, Autumn Open Studios, Gasworks, 24 September 2016.

Formally trained as an animator, Priyesh Trivedi’s paintings and illustrations examine and invert accepted codes of behaviour and societal norms, promoted to youth through various modes of visual communication. His ongoing project, Adarsh Balak (2014 - ), takes as its inspiration the ‘Ideal Child’ posters, widespread in Indian schools in the late 80’s and early 90’s and which promoted socially acceptable behaviour and good habits. Trivedi subverts the ideal world and moral indoctrination of the original posters by placing the characters in subversive situations imbued with dark humour.

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Priyesh Trivedi lives and works in Mumbai, India. Recent exhibitions include Social Animals, Galerie Romain Rolland, Delhi; East-West, NIV Art Gallery, Delhi; and Home, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai (all 2015). Trivedi took part in the collaborative art project, Asie Riderz in Nantes, which was a part the annual Le Voyage a Nantes Festival in 2015.

Priyesh Trivedi's residency was supported by The Charles Wallace India Trust and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, and was hosted in the Sackler Residency Studio.