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Gopakumar R
Gopakumar. R
Gopakumar. R on his work “Cognition Libido” exhibited in Sedition art website - 2013
Birth name Ramakrishna Pillai Gopakumar
Born (1972-05-17) 17 May 1972 (age 41)
Changankulangara, Oachira, Kollam, Kerala, India
Spouse Priya Gopakumar
Nationality Indian
Field Painter, Digital Art, Motion Photography, Sedition art Collector
Training Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Awards Scholarship Kerala Lalithakala Akademi1992

Gopakumar R (born in Oachira 17 May 1972) is an Indian contemporary artist and Sedition art collector. His collections includes works from renowned contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Wim Wenders, Mustafa Hulusi, C.E.B. Reas, Mat Collishaw, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Bob and Roberta Smith, Sui Jianguo, Jitish Kallat, Bharti Kher, AES+F, Mark Titchner, Jane and Louise Wilson, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Elmgreen and Dragset, Yinka Shonibare, Paolo Cirio, Robin Rimbaud, Liu Ye (artist), Isaac Julien, Brian Alfred, Steven Claydon, Miguel Chevalier, Shezad Dawood, Zimoun and many others. [1] [2] [3] [4]


Gopakumar R was born on 17 May 1972 in Changankulangara, Oachira, Kollam, Kerala, India as the son of Edathitta N. Ramakrishna Pillai and K. Janamma. He completed his schooling from S.R.V.U.P.S. Changankulangara, B J S M Madathil V H S S, Thazhava North, Karunagapally.

After schooling, at the age of 16, he was under the guidance of two prominent Artists Madhavan and Surasu for two years to learn the preliminary concepts of the Art. This was a stepping stone towards his long journey in the arena of art.

He obtained a Five Year National Diploma in Fine Arts (specialized in painting) from Raja Ravi Varma College of Fine Arts (1990–1995), one of the leading art college in Kerala, India.

Kerala Lalithakala Akademi presented him a scholarship for his education. He also completed Contemporary art training from Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, USA (2012).

He works closely with the artistic literary movement Immagine & Poesia. The international artistic literary movement founded in Torino, Italy, in 2007, under the Patronage of the late Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas. He is the official representative for India and Bahrain of this movement.

2014 His Motion photography (Graphics Interchange Format GIFs - short films) shortlisted The Saatchi Gallery and Google+ The Motion Photography Prize. Panel of judges: film director Baz Luhrmann, artists Shezad Dawood, Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman and Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst.

His works exhibited in Italy, Sweden, France, USA, UK, Bahrain, and India.


  • 2013 Art Meets Poetry, sponsored by The City of Torino, Arte Città Amica, Torino, Italy.
  • 2013 Colours - Peace & Solidarity, Årjängs Bibliotek, Galleri Passagen, Sweden.
  • 2012 Art Meets Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Poetry Exhibition - Arte Città Amica, Torino, Italy.
  • 2012 Immagine & Poesia Beausoleil: Gianpiero Actis and friends of the Movement - Municipal Cyberspace Beausoleil, France.
  • 2010 2nd Anniversary Exhibit and Contest, MOCA: Museum of Computer Art, Brooklyn New York, USA.
  • 2009 Art Exhibition, ISE Cultural Foundation New York, USA.

See also[edit]

Linguistics River The Birth 24 Hours-Real time (MoMa Educational Projects)


  • "I believe the work of art should change the existing visual, intellectual and aesthetic sense and experiment with finding new visual phenomena. "
  • “I am not a traditionalist, questioning the social condition of the society. To achieve this, I use Visual arts but not bothered of Forms, Color, Medium etc.”

Gallery Paintings[edit]

Gallery Digital Art[edit]

Gallery Early Works[edit]



  • Artist Exposed - R.Gopakumar
  • MOCA: Museum of Computer Art
  • International Contemporary Artists
  • NeoPopRealism Starz: 21st Century ART' Vol 2
  • NeoPopRealism Starz: 21st Century ART' Vol 1
  • The ABC of ARTnership, Vol 2
  • Immagine and Poesia, The Movement in Progress

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