Born in 1960, Pramod Mann completed his Master’s degree in sculpture from the College of Art, New Delhi, in 1988. Mann’s bronze sculptures often evoke mythological birds of prey. The half bird and half human forms are complex, fluid, multi-dimensional and display a treatment of form and volume similar to that of Rodin. By contrast, the artist’s stone sculptures depict stylised primitive ape like masks, and demonstrate that the artist is not afraid to experiment with new shapes and forms of the utmost simplicity.
The artist’s vision of combining natural forms, creative imagination, and a sound technical understanding of how the elements of a composition work together, bring his canvases, drawings and sculpture spectacularly to life. Mann has held several solo and group shows of his work in India and internationally. In 2005, he was awarded a two-year Senior Fellowship by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and in 2000, was honoured with the National Award from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
The artist lives and works in New Delhi.