Riyas Komu, Artist – Audi RITZ Icon Awards 2015

Award winner Riyas Komu, Artist at Audi RITZ Icon Awards 2015

He is one of those artists whose oeuvre is deep rooted in politics and realism. His paintings, to put it in his own words, carry a protest symbol one way or the other. Along with his co-founder of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Bose Krishnamachari, Riyas Komu was ranked 86 in the 2015 Power 100 list of most in uential people in the contemporary art world compiled by leading international art magazine, ArtReview.