Explore Ecology With Ravi Agarwal’s Art
‘Two years back, I had a close encounter with the sea, a first for an inland urban person. It continues. The ground changing experiences led me to further my ongoing explorations about the man-nature relationship and the question – what is nature?’ – This is what led to artist and activist Ravi Agarwal’s second solo exhibition at The Guild gallery.
Agarwal’s artworks focus on the ecosystem, and our ever-changing land, trying to find answers along the way, through a series of photographs, videos and installations. ‘Urgency is in the air. Else, all will be still,’ as the artist says.
5 Questions with the artist, Ravi Agarwal
- Artistic Motivations “Art gives me great pleasure, and is challenging. It is a way to make tangible imaginations and ideas which transcends the immediate, while still being somehow rooted in it.”
- Inspirations “Nature inspires me, human ideas intrigue me, and art lifts me.”
- On the wall at home “Many, if I could afford them! Van Gogh, Duchamp, Bhupen Kakar, Thomas Demand, Thomas Eggleston, Sudarshan Shetty…and many more.”
- Concerns that find a place in your art “The idea of nature, the endless cosmos, the human world within.”
- If not an artist, you would be… “only half the person I am, and very bored.”
Else, all will be still is on display at The Guild, Alibaug (1028, Ranjanpada, Next to Sai Mandir, Mandwa Alibaug Road) until December 2, 2015.