Baiju Parthan is
a Mumbai based inter-media artist,
working simultaneously with traditional media as well as digital technology.
He is one of the early exponents of new-media art and ‘mediatic-realism’ in
the Indian contemporary art scene.
art presents the collision between various worldviews and the ontological
fallout of those collisions. History is a compilation of tracks and debris
left behind by such collisions for the artist. Parthan combines
these fragments and references together to create paintings that reveal a
multi-layered phenomenological landscape.
work in the digital realm consists of explorations of the boundary where the
virtual and real overlap and bleed into each other. Through
computer-generated virtual objects, interactive installations, large scale
prints on metallic surfaces, as well as animated 3D lenticular prints, Parthan manages
to present a critique on high technology and its impact on our experience of
reality and life.
Presented here are four landmark creations by Baiju Parthan that
have changed the course of how we perceive new-media art.