Prabhavathi Meppayil’s (b. 1965, Bangalore, India) art practice draws on traditional craft and values the truth of materials and tools as well as simple forms, colours and shapes. Lines are a leitmotiv in Meppayil'swork and corresponding withMinimalist principles, she expresses the necessity of a work that comes back to the pureness and essence of the material: copper is often used in her work for example. Meppayil’s pieces combine artisan practice and modernist concerns using recurring features such as walls and floors on which she repeats lines and intermissions.
Exhibitions include The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Venice in 2013, the American Academy in Rome in 2014 and at Pace London, in June 2014.