Born in Kerala in 1960, Babu Xavier is a self-made artist, who rejected
traditionally academic art education to identify and establish a creative space
of his own. Perhaps it is this decision to keep away from the academic
training that enabled the artist to approach art without any pre-condition and
explore a world of politically sensitive images and place them in a surreal
Babu Xavier has more than 30 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows
to his credit in India and abroad.
An artist who has a strong root in the cultural and literary mindscape of
Kerala, Babu Xavier also made illustrations for several fictions.
His works are part of individual as well as institutional collections all over
The artist lives and works in Kovalam, Kerala