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Nine Fish Art Gallery presents "Mapping Stillness" - Works by Madhu Das, Prathap Modi & Sujith SN
Nine Fish Gallery presents "Mapping Stillness"
Works by Madhu Das, Prathap Modi and Sujith SN
Curated by Lajja Shah
On display 23rd July - 31st August, 2016, 10.30 am - 7.30 pm (open all days)
Mapping Stillness aims to chart an aesthetic enquiry around the notion of stillness that is perceived in varying degrees in the works of Sujith SN, Prathap Modi and Madhu Das. In mediums as diverse as watercolours, woodblocks, woodcut prints and drawings, the works address an aspect of stillness – evoked as a visual pause – that has its origin in the realm of the metaphorical and the imaginary.
This state of suspended animation also creates an illusion of movement within the works. Often operating within a single frame, the two antithetical impulses – stillness and movement – lend a sense of disruption and continuum to the layered narratives. The artists appear to draw on such familiar photographic-cinematic tropes to expand on the residues of meanings embedded within their works.
The play between stillness and movement gets physically amplified as we locate the works within the spatial and temporal site of the gallery. Originating in abstract thought, they offer an entry point that transports the viewer into immersive realms.
When : 23rd July - 31st August
Where : Nine Fish Art Gallery
Time : 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (open all days)