Of merging and submerging
As ‘today’ would fully sub-merge into ‘yesterday’ by ‘tomorrow’ similarly ‘reality’ loses its identity to ‘history’. Photography comes to the rescue playing with the algorithm of time and space.
Photographs act like a ‘mirage’ by creating a fictional hopeful world which seems beautiful when seen in the confines of a framed photograph but at times reality suffocates under the labyrinth of colorful submerging stories printed on a canvas.
The exhibition titled Merging/Submerging will be trying to depict this merging/sub merging effect and let viewers see their own life reflections through the works of Abul Kalam Azad, Anurag Sharma, Chandan Gomes, Dr Deepak John Mathew, Gireesh GV, Rafeeq Ellias, Vicky Roy, Vinit Gupta and Partha Seal.
The exhibition is expecting to provide a new perspective on photography. The aim is to raise the bar from simple photographs to complex ideas making the exhibition one of thought and aesthetic value together. The audience is not expected to see the works on display as simple exhibits, but are expected to look behind the shots for stories and philosophies.
Here’s a little low-down on the artistes -
Abul Kalam Azad’s first exhibition was in Kalapeedom, Kochi and since then has displayed his works in India and abroad.
Anurag Sharma has participated in many exhibitions for instance Parallel Cities, organised by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Art Council at Max Muller Bhawan, Sarai Reader 09 Exhibition, United Artist Fair held in Delhi and more.
Dr Deepak John Mathew is a renowned photographer and award winning professional, he heads the Photography Design Department at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.
Gireesh GV has worked as photographer for various reputed publications in the national capital and is quite a well-known name in the shutter-happy society.
Rafeeq Ellias has won over 30 national and international awards, including two from the Art Directors Club of New York; Photographer of the Year and Best Photograph of the Year at the Communications Arts Guild in Mumbai; Gold, Silver and Bronze at ADASIA.
Hailing from West Bengal, Vicky Roy held his first solo exhibition, Street Dreams at the India
At 23, Chandan Gomes became the youngest recipient of the prestigious India Habitat Centre Fellowship for Photography in 2011. Photographs from his awarded essay were a part of the Inaugural Delhi Photo Festival.
Vinit Gupta was the winner of the Photo Essay Category Song of the Road Canon-Better Photography Photographer of the Year 2011 Award.
This one is a definite treat for photography lovers. Head over!
WHEN: 7 November to 5 December, 11am to 7 pm
WHERE: Art Konsult, F 213-C, First Floor, Lado Sarai