Reddy’s work has been inspired by the temple art of South India, wherein the temple precinct and the tall spires are decorated with carved images of Gods and Goddesses. He fuses the traditional Hindu style with a more contemporary one, based on pop and folk art.
His works reflects the contemporary woman, one who is traditional at heart, but is also aware of her sensuality and stands proud and tall in the modern world.
Ravinder Reddy Gavva is the creator of many such heads that may be seen at public art displays, in galleries, airports and hotels. The huge success of this artist, who works almost exclusively on the female form, lies in the fact that Reddy’s works retain links with classical art forms, like the Salabhanjika, an ancient tree spirit and erotic goddess of fertility, while referencing the robust lexicon of pop and indigenous folk art.