Prepared for a different perspective the looking glass? This is no deconstruction of Lewis Carroll, but Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi is prepping up for an exhibition of sculptures and an installation work by the renowned Yale University graduate, Karchi-based artist Amin Gulgee.
Curated by the distinguished Elizabeth Rogers, this marks the second solo exhibition of the artist to be held in Delhi. The show - Through the Looking Glass- boasts of 17 works of sculpture, and one installation work.
Gulgee's work explores, through his chosen medium of copper, realms of abstraction and organic forms and motifs. His explorations perforate the dimensions of matter and space, deploying calligraphic strokes and letters, architectonic structures, and organic matter such as chapatis, deconstructed faces/heads, and hands.
Immensely complex and fluidly simple, varying in scale, his sculptural works transcend limiting definitions of the medium and matiere.
‘When I enter my workshop it is like falling through the looking glass. It is a world where everything is curiouser and curiouser. This is my private space in which forms and concepts that have been incubating in my mind acquire a physical reality. The process is an act of relinquishment. It is an endless journey where questions have no answers but only lead to more questions. My objects demand to be made, and until they are, they haunt me,' says Gulgee.
Speaking on the occasion, the curator of the exhibition, Elizabeth Rogers said, ‘The power of form, welded metal, turning from earthen ores into spiraling, structurally composite visions of a creative mind, speaks across linguistic, temporal, geographic and aesthetic definitions. Amin Gulgee, sculptor, jewellery designer, performance artist and curator, encapsulates his interior expressions and renders them through form into original powerful, personal lexicon interwoven with metaphors and forms, further attesting to his union with nature and spirit. Know thyself sculptor! ’
From Galerie Romain Rolland, the exhibition shifts to Nitanjali at C-66 Anand Niketan from 21 September and will be on display till 30 September. Quite a treat for art lovers, head over.
WHEN: 17 to 20 September
WHERE: Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72 Lodhi Estate