Monday, June 27, 2011

PAPER TONGUES @ Exhibit 320

Paper tongues - a group show curated by ranjita chaney @ Exhibit 320

participating artists : Pratul Dash, Ravi Kumar Kashi, Sachin George Sebastian, Sandip Biswas, Sunil Padwal.

About my work in Paper Tongues: -

It's been almost a year that I've been working on this idea of Metropolis and City-Planners. Being in a city and going through its changes, am in search for a reason as to why several others and myself are being attracted to the city. Even though it has a monstrous approach to people, it wears a beautiful outfit to attract everyone to live within, a sort of carnivorous plant types. The beauty you see from far is deceptive. One gets trapped within, only to feel the monstrosity of the metropolis.

In continuation to this exploration I bring to you this chaos in a camouflage of these beauties.....

( detail )
 cities as wild flowers growing up rapidly,
 looks pretty from far,
 but you come close only to realise
the suffocation and chaos happening around.

(detail) the pure act of pollination resulting in new wild flowers..

these 3 works from my previous collection was also included in this show.

Chaos Within...
torn paper collage, 10' x 10'
Sachin George Sebastian 2011

in the midst of the chaos,
we lie down feeling safe,
with all the chaos within,
to wake up our own self.

 It was quite a successful exploration to see the scale to which i can do with paper. The visual showcases a man (myself) lying down in a foetus position with all the chaos around as a womb. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

"The Untitled's" :- from the series -Metropolis and City Planners

some of works i have done
from my last years group show "circa - part 1" till this year's.
there's so much more to be done in this series,
but i guess things will happen on its own time n space.. 

The above two are 5' x 5' in size.
It was quite some task to cut out each of the people and building n
the rest of details within. but the sight of framed artwork
 right in front makes it all worth.
Trust me watching them in real scale n texture
is nothing like what you seeing now.

do click on the images for a larger view ;)

 below, four of them are just further explorations
on a smaller scale, (3'x3'),
u can see that slowly the consequences of metropolis and city planners
- chaos, deforestation and pollution hubs etc are slowly crawling in..
the artworks are currently showcased at Exhibit 320, Lado Sarai, New Delhi

coming very soon..
( sorry about the delay, I've been quite busy n still collecting good images from the show..)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

mans world magazine

it was a quick excersice n a good time working with rin jajo from mans world magazine photographer saurabh dua. i had to do 8 sets out of paper for a photoshoot for the aprill 2011 issue of the MW magazine.

few pictures from the making ...

and few images from the final in print...

coming soon...