an artwork take the onlooker to? There are often different terrains
interlaced in an artwork with a play between the familiar and
not-so-familiar worlds. This exhibition brings together those artistic
interventions and explorations that are deep reflections on the physical
tangible terrains that constitute our worlds. The processes of city
building, settlements, and the futures of humans inhabiting and its
contours in the worlds within and outside are part of this explorations.
In the range of artworks presented here, artists Baiju Parthan, Gigi
Scaria, Pooja Iranna and Ranbir Kaleka have vividly mapped physical
spaces and the metaphorical states of mind by reimagining spaces beyond
a singular perspective.
Parthan plays with the illusions visually and metaphorically in his
three-dimensional rendering of the monochromatic cityscapes where the
machines become the living creatures. Gigi Scaria creates uncharted
fictitious terrains and uninhabited worlds juxtaposed with an ornamental
panel of concealed human presence. Pooja Iranna’s cityscapes map vast
city-grids, settlements and structures that are devoid of inhabitants
indicating an act of cleansing. Ranbir Kaleka employs the act of
building and brings in players to his composition by referencing
historical sites and structures.
activities, urbanization, mechanization, hyper-connectivity, and chaos
echo in these creations. The very familiar terrains turn fictitious,
metaphorical and alien.