Known as Kokoro man (a Japanese word connecting the notion of heart, mind & spirit), Sanker Ganesh began his career as an aspiring engineer. Despite the demanding nature of his work, Sanker felt a deep-seated desire to express himself creatively, and began creating multimedia collage art pieces using a combination of found objects, his own photographs, and digital tools, to create intricate and thought- provoking works. He also explored different medium and techniques like screen prints, image transfers etc.
Born in 1980, Kuala Lumpur, and graduated from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical & Electronic, Sanker continues to work as an engineer, applying his analytical skills and problem-solving abilities to create innovative solutions for his company’s clients. He sees his work in engineering and the arts as complementary. Under the guidance of leading Malaysia’s figurative artist and award-winning print maker Stephen Menon, Sanker has won multiple awards and participated in prestigious exhibitions such as London Art Biennale and Penang State Open.