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Armani feat for Delhi artists

Delhi artists Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra's painting went on display at the Armani Casa.

india Updated: May 03, 2006 15:37 IST

New Delhi artists Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively in a wide variety of media including painting, graphics, videos, music, interiors and product design. Their painting titled 'Homosapien' was recently selected and showcased at Wallpaper Globaledit 2006 at Armani CasaASA/ ARMANI TEATRO from April 5 to April 10, 2006.

Their works reference fashion and advertising as much as the history of painting, combine cutting-edge computer graphics with retro-styled accessories and posit flatness against trompe l'oeil deep space.

Homosapiens, the artist say, reflects a mundane pattern of everyday and repeated actions further a self realisation.

Thukral (a graduate of the Delhi School of Art) and Tagra (a graduate of Ahmedabad's NID) create complex puzzles of symbols and styles, paintings that are both science-fiction and journalistic reportage.

“Vector Classics” is the title the artists have given to the exhibition while the individual works are christened with formal Latin titles.

They have been also been chosen to showcase their work for another show in Milan's Museum of Turino in June 2006.

Two oftheir works have alsogone for Christie'ss Hong Kong auction for May 2006 show.

Lurking as background in most of their works is the incessant buzz of a decorative pattern, seemingly benign until closer inspection reveals a plethora of semiotic devices humming away.

Thukral & Tagra present information and its reproduction as a pestilent swarm, an inescapable viral tide that consumes all manner of visuals, including cartoon caricatures of the artists themselves.

First Published: May 02, 2006 19:31 IST