presents , an exhibition that embodies the new trends emerging out of new media art practice by 4 young artists of Baroda Art School – Deepjyoti Kalita, Kartik Sood, Nityananda Ojha and Siddhartha Kararwal, who come together for their first ever art display in Delhi from July 16, 2010 to August 18, 2010 at LATITUDE 28, F/208, Lado Sarai, New Delhi. Showcasing works in mediums that challenge and provoke, the display provides you a glimpse into the minds of art’s future trendsetters.
“The exhibition reflects the ingenious art practice staying followed by modern youth as they move beyond the barriers of creative limits to give a new expression to art. MS University, Baroda produces some of the finest artists in the country and I wanted to seize the chance of representing them by supplying their launching pad. All four participating artists are young, dynamic and complete of power and use the most modern day approaches to display their artworks. Art is a reflection of its time and this exhibition appropriately showcases the new media operates by these artists who are our long term trendsetters.”
The artists have shared a widespread school of believed and their operates demonstrate the contemporary vocabulary evolving at the Baroda today. The exhibition thus, highlights the shift in use of medium for the creation of a work of art. The works in the exhibition display the presence of most contemporary media this kind of as junk jewelry, programmed LED light, timer, light boxes, burnt blanket and video projection, thereby adding experimentation and fresh ideas to the present method of art practices.
For instance, Nityananda Ojha’s sculpture explores the money-oriented realm by way of the show of objects of an odd fascination. Even though his operate titled is a bold show of a human hand created out of junk jewelry, M-Seal and acrylic, is a sandal with approx 10 feet substantial heel, ready with stone, chromed iron and artificial diamond.Another of his operate titledis a six feet by 4feet substantial installation that displays close to 200 objects generating existential enticement into the minds of the viewer.
In a related vein, Siddhartha Kararwal’s inventive practice revolves close to the usage of ordinary daily materials like plastic bags, foam sheets, firecrackers, cardboard, bronze, iron, copper, fibre, clay and plaster of paris. He moulds them seductively into installations and infuses them with multiple ranges of which means. For illustration his perform titled a cosmonaut suitprepared from waste material,is asatirical attack on man’s negligence towards surroundings. The astronaut, according to the artist, will take birth in the age of iron and machines. Kalki would take away all wasted residue on the earth but sadly that would be a time when new age will dawn and the act of Kalki would be no longer crucial for human beings on earth. In the exhibition, Kalki would be displayed in type of a comic strip highlighting the dilemma of 21st century. Siddhartha’s an additional operate titled comprises ten overall performance-photomontages done in collaboration with yet another artist Prayas Abhinav during the Sandharbh artist workshop in 2009 at Baroda. The photographs depict the artist dressed as a clown and carrying a tray-cart of artificially produced stuffed donkeys. The photographs are digitally collaged with shots of a balloon pumping machine, empty water containers and regional ladies viewing the act of efficiency.
In an additional illustration of out-of box thinking, Siddhartha’s perform prepared with a burnt blanket and written text is an interesting and satirical fable on the murder of a 15-year old mythical character called Skinu. According to the story, the temperature of Delhi fell to 5.two degrees when Skinu was sleeping with his new skin (blanket) close to his shop. A Skinvan tried to steal Skinu’s skin and murdered Skinu with a heavy stone. Skinu’s mother Skinny Devi reported the incident to Police who later arrested Skinvan. Through this operate, Kararwal calls into flashpoints of violence activated at daily guises in nearby neighborhoods.
Even though Nityananda Ojha and Siddhartha Kararwal passed out MS University in 2009, their younger colleagues Kartik Sood and Deepjyoti Kalita completed their Masters in 2010. Kartik Sood, grandson of veteran artist Anupam Sud, displays a series of surreal light installations. His perform titled is a set of ten lighted paintings linked to each other via loose strings. Similarly, is one more exciting installation produced with nine wooden frames and light.
On the other hand, Deepjyoti Kalita’s works centre close to the challenge of duplicity, insecurity and instability. His series of perform titled , created with acrylic, fiberglass, iron, LED and paper displays an apparent restlessness by the shifting central figure of a man in the work. The figure of the man modifications its position with other folks to emphasize the search of the excellent decision only to betray the protagonist with a consistent confusion. Using a related medium, Deepjyoti’s an additional series of operates showcase impulsive photos of an additional male in diverse positions. The order of these photos appearing in unusual kind elicits a sense of rebelliousness in strategy and manner which challenges the really essence of commands positioned on us by society right now.