Ramesh Kalkur has done his Diploma in painting at Ken School of Art, Bangalore in the 1990s followed by a Post Diploma in Painting at Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda and then an M.A. in Painting at Royal College of Art, London. Kalkur's recurring motif is the human torso, that he juxtaposes against various objects. For him the torso/perpetrator enacts several roles and manifests as a creator, mythical character, a magician and at times as a philosopher. Kalkur believes that the world of images and objects has changed tremendously in the last decade. Images of the past have been recycled, they have transgressed cultural boundaries (freed from its associations) and gained new meanings and lost many attributes.