Solo show. For this exhibition the artist presents new drawings and objects, that seem to refer to traditional Indian forms which are actually hybrids of stylistic, figural/narrative references.
For her second solo exhibition at Rachmaninoff's Nicola Durvasula shows
new drawings and objects. Durvasula is based in England but had a
period of living in India, this is reflected in works which seem to
refer to traditional Indian forms which are actually hybrids of
stylistic, figural/narrative references. Obviously stylized or formal
reference to Indian art—the miniature tradition—is brought into
connection with a tradition in familiarly recent contemporary art (as a
suggestion, Clemente or Alighiero e Boetti even come to mind as well
as, of course, contemporary artists working with any degree of
awareness of cultural hybridization) that draws material into a more
obviously playful framework for a re-imagining of the possibilities of
reference. Both objects and drawings also record a lengthened process
of working, Durvasula returns to works over a period of time to add or
subtract, her delicate line in drawings occurring as an erasing or
overlaying linked with a mastering of time.
Durvasula (born in Jersey, UK 1960) lives and works in Walmer, England. She has exhibited widely in India, USA and France. Recent exhibitions include Life is but a dream, part vii, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, 2008 (solo), Three points of View, C.K. Rajan. Nicola Durvasula, Reena Saini Kallat, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, 2008, Static lines and where they take you, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, 2007 (solo), The Acceptance World, Rachmaninoff’s, London, 2007.
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