They are young, pioneers in their respective fields, and have a common thread binding them together — their love for art. Meet artists Amitabh Kumar, a comic book designer and curator from Delhi, Siddhartha Kararwal, sculptor from Baroda, and Prayas Abhinav, a poet and new media specialist from Bangalore. This trio is set to exhibit artwork in the Capital, in their first-ever collaborated show titled, Glitch Frame Lollipop, that opens today at Latitude 28, in the city.
As they belong to different parts of the country, all three artists have a distinctive approach towards art, and a unique style of working. Kumar, 28, who has eight works in the show, has been practicing graphic storytelling for many years now. For this show, he has a limited edition comic book of twenty pages called Please Don’t Turn Septic, which will be distributed free in the gallery. Another interesting work by the artist is a small cake made of dentures and coaltar titled, You Look Silly When You Fall. The work will be mounted on a jar of glycerine and as the coaltar melts over a period of time, all that will remain is the denture. “Coaltar is symbolic of development, and what I am trying to say here is that in the process of so called development, one has to fall.”
Kararwal, 28, on the other hand, has made a series of large-scale installations which follows his previous work of using plastic and other indigenous materials. This time, he has focussed on powdered and processed fabric such as satin and cotton.
Abhinav, 35, too, has worked in mixed media. Titled, Lack-Lustre Narratives, his installation is made up of software, bluetooth keyboard, projector and paper. Another interesting bit about this exhibition is that it reaches out to a large community of artists and art enthusiasts through a Facebook group called Glitch. Some ideas generated through this group are incorporated in the show. “Technology, inventive use of material and the unconventional ideas, along with the sense of irony and wit of these artists makes this show unique,” says Bhavna Kakar, director, Latitude 28.
Catch them here
What: Glitch Frame Lollipop
On till: September 14
Timing: 11am to 7pm
Where: Latitude 28, F-208, Lado Sarai
NEAREST METRO STATION: Qutab Minar on the Yellow Line