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August 25, 2016

Mapping Stillness With Three Artists

Text by Huzan Tata

What does it mean to be still, physically and metaphorically? Three Indian artists explore this notion…

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“Sit still,” is a challenge most people would find difficult to complete. What is ‘stillness’, essentially? Three artists come together to illustrate the psychological, physical and metaphorical notions of this phenomena in the exhibition Mapping Stillness, curated by Anurag Kanoria and Lajja ShahUsing watercolours, woodcuts, prints and drawings, the creators take viewers on a journey across five landscapes to present this idea of stillness. ‘The scope of this exploration seeks to address an aspect of stillness – evoked as a visual pause –that has its origins in the realm of the metaphorical and the imaginary,’ says a note on the show.

Artist Profiles:

Madhu Das has a BFA from the College of Fine Arts, Bengaluru and an MFA from University of Hyderabad. He has shown at several art shows including the India Art Fair 2015. He works and lives in Mumbai.

Sujith SN completed his BFA from the University of Calicut, Thrissur in 2005 and has since completed a residency at Mumbai’s Sakshi Gallery. The Mumbai-based artist is the recipient of the FICA Emerging Artist Award and the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi Special Mention Award, among others.

Prathap Modi has a gold medal in printmaking from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Originally from Andhra Pradesh, the artist works mainly with wood cut. Modi lives and works in Vadodara.

Mapping Stillness is on display at Nine Fish Art Gallery, Mumbai ( The New Great Eastern Mills, 25-29, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Byculla) until August 31, 2016

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