Born in 1984 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, R Janarthanan has completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Fine Arts Government college of fine Arts, Chennai. His solo shows include 2013 ‘Nest’, Art World gallery, Chennai, 2009 ‘Care’, Apparao art gallery, Chennai, 2009 ‘Care’, Apparao art gallery, Delhi.
His recent shows include 2015 ‘The Art of Chess’, India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2014 ‘constructing forms’, kalakriti gallery, Hyderabad, 2014 ‘Form and Function’, gallery Veda, Chennai, 2014 ‘Art Chennai’, Art World gallery, Chennai, 2013 ‘Hidden Histories and Geographies of the World’, Apparao Galleries, The Lodhi, New Delhi, 2013 ‘PEERS Share’, Khoj, Delhi.
His works made using iron nails represents the collectiveness and the unity of the bees. Its hard work to build up a comb is very constructive and the pattern in it is very authentic. When it is single it conveys nothing much whereas when it is collective it becomes very conventional about the collectiveness and unity.