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A Homage to Hendrik van Rheede 1Title: A Homage to Hendrik van Rheede.  Materials: Reclaimed packaging wood from an industrial scrap yard, glue, Silkscreen printing. Size: 103”X85”x55”.  Year: 2018.

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Construction I 2Title: Con-struction I. Material: Reclaimed packaging wood from an industrial scrap yard, recycled paper pulp, cement, wood glue etc. Size: 107”x40”x26”.  Year: 2018.

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Construction II smallTitle: Con-struction II.  Material: Wood collected from construction sites, recycled paper pulp, cement, wood glue etc. Size: 112”x53”x20”.  Year: 2018.

Consumed I 3Title: Consumed 1.  Materials: reclaimed industrial packaging wood burnt, glue, steel, and fixer. Size: 68”X52”x45”. Year: 2018.

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Within without 4Title: Within, Without. Materials: Reclaimed packaging wood from an industrial scrap yard, glue. Size: 55”X108”x39”  Year: 2018.

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Impinged I 1

Title: Impinged 1.  Material: Recycled paper pulp, cement, aluminium mesh, wood glue etc. Size: 60”x68”x35”.  Year: 2018.

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IMG_4490Title: From the other end. Materials: Flatbed printing on reclaimed packing wood from an industrial scrap yard. Size: 36′′x72′′x1′′.  Year: 2018.

2Title: From the series of  Vulnerable Guardians.  Medium: Flatbed printing on reclaimed packing wood from an industrial scrap yard. Size: 14′′x20′′x1′′ each panel.  Year: 2018.

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DSC_7561Title: Constrained.  Materials: Recycled paper pulp, aluminium mesh, and wood glue.          Size: 80”X68”x44”.  Year: 2018.

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DSC_7586Title: Impinged II.  Materials: recycled paper pulp, cement, wood glue etc.                          Size: 55”X108”x39”. Year: 2018.

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consumed-ii-1.jpgTitle: Consumed II. Materials: Burnt reclaimed industrial packaging wood, glue, fixer.    Size: 54”X35”x16”  Year: 2018.

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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.

In-site

In-site2Size: Max. Height 34″
Materials: Wood pulp, cement, aluminium, wood glue, floor paint and reclaimed wood.

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vulnerable guardians5vulnerable guardians3vulnerable guardians2vulnerable guardians1vulnerable guardians7Title: Vulnerable Guardians.                                                                                                        Size: 20″x 14″x 1″, Materials: Digital print on reclaimed wood, floor paint.

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In the Dark Rain6Title: In the Dark Rain.

Materials: Paper pulp, white cement, clear paint. Size: 33″x37″x18″

 

Part of the exhibition Damned Art/Embrace Our Rivers, Goethe-Institute / Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai, 2018

Damned Art

Hollow drop

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

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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)

Droppings and the Dam (Damn)

Droppings and the Dam (Damn)

Droppings and the Dam (Damn)

Droppings and the Dam (Damn)

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

The Gaurdians.5The Gaurdians.0The Gaurdians.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.

guardian2guardian1Medium: Serigraph printing on Gumcha, reclaimed packing wood. Size: 25″x72″x114″ 

 

Pro-seed, a solo project at Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai (2012)

Seed Of Reckoning

Seed of Reckoning including Re-leaf (left) and Pro-seed (right)

Seed Of Reckoning

Re-leaf Materials: Variety of fallen leaves collected from various venues

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Pro-seed (detail) Materials: Variety of fallen leaves and variety of seeds collected from various venues

Seed Of Reckoning

Pro-seed (detail) Materials: Variety of fallen leaves and variety of seeds collected from various venues