My present body of works explores the tacit relationship between the spread of consumerist culture and the systematic decline of natural resources. My collection of cast forms deliberately recalls the processes of mass production yet my choice of materials (wood pulp, cement, aluminium, wood glue and paint) point to the environmental cost implicit in their creation. My arrangement of animals evokes a nostalgic park that encapsulates long-lost values and the need to reclaim a workable relationship with the natural world. The juxtaposition of the animals with the guardian figures printed on wood suggests that recuperation and conscious correction can only be found if we vigilantly guard against further intrusions.
Size: Max. Height 34″
Materials: Wood pulp, cement, aluminium, wood glue, floor paint and reclaimed wood.
Title: Vulnerable Guardians. Size: 20″x 14″x 1″, Materials: Digital print on reclaimed wood, floor paint.
Title: In the Dark Rain.
Materials: Paper pulp, white cement, clear paint. Size: 33″x37″x18″
Materials: Used plastic toys, wood. Size: 52″x 52″x 5″
Part of the exhibition Damned Art/Embrace Our Rivers, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai, 2018
Hollow Drop, Materials: Plastic bottle tops, steel wire. 2017
At the 4th Sculpture Biennale, Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus Denmark. 2015
Size: 7’x 10’x 12’
Materials: Nearly 100,000 plastic bottle tops and steel wire
This was a part of the group show Forms of Activism by SAHMAT, curated by Vivan Sundaram and Sasha Altaf at Rabindra Bhawan, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India (2014)
Size: 7’x 10’x 12’
Materials: Nearly 70,000 plastic bottle tops and steel wire
Zameen, Curated by Ranjit Hoskote, Art District 13, New Delhi 2014
Medium: Serigraph printing on reclaimed packing wood. Size: 25″x72″x114″ Year: 2014.
The Guardians and the Darkfield,
Beyond Limits at San Diego Art Institute, San Diego. Year: 2014.
Medium: Serigraph printing on Gumcha, reclaimed packing wood. Size: 25″x72″x114″
This work was part of the show Homing curated by Deeksha Nath at Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi, India (2014)
Size: 6’x 6’x 7’
Materials: Photo prints on MDF wood walls, sound loop (a monologue)
This was part of the show Aesthetic Bind: Citizen Artist: Forms of Address, curated by Ms. Geeta Kapur at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai (2013)
Siz: 24″x 14″
Materials: Digital print on archival paper mounted on aluminum diabond
Crossing Space as part of the project Hotel De Inmigrantes, by Mediation-Biennale Poznan at Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany (2013)
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Size: 23″ x 101″
Material: Digital print on archival paper