Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ribbed Routes


Ribbed Routes

THE GUILD MUMBAI 22 January – 15 February 2010

Preview: January 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Guild Art Gallery is pleased to present Ribbed Routes, a solo exhibition of recent works by G.R. Iranna at The Guild previewing on January 22, 2010.

“There are some pressing issues of our times that require our address. Questions of peace and the prevalence of violence as a form of dissent, any dissent, press on our consciousness and demand a response. The sculptural works by Iranna can be seen as a concerted and concentrated address of what should be society’s goal in the coming years, to work towards peace and harmonious coexistence. Iranna’s works are philosophical reflections, revolving around the interactions and explorations of a man’s inner world with the existential issues of today. Through his works he comments on human civilizational growth and its intrinsic follies consisting of aggression and ideological indoctrinations, violently inflicted upon human beings in the name of territorial growth. Iranna’s intention is to capture the trauma of human kind. His body of work is about despair but it is also about hope both nestled together in Pandora’s Box. “

(Excerpt from an essay by Deeksha Nath)

Born 1970 in Karnataka, Iranna obtained M.F.A. from Delhi College of Art. He has had several solo shows the latest being ‘Birth of Blindness’, The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi and Aicon Gallery, London and New York in 2008 and The Dance on the horse, Berkley Square Galllery, London in 2007. He has widely participated in many significant group exhibitions and workshops in India and abroad, including the India Art Summit, New Delhi, India (2009), Cultura Popular India y mas alla, la presidenta de la comunidad de Madrid Museum, curated by Shaheen Merali (2009), MiArt Fair 08, Milan, Italy(2008), Arad Biennale, Romania(2005), among others. Iranna is a recipient of National Academy award in 1997 and the M.F.Husain and Ram Kumar award. G.R Iranna has been nominated from India for the ABPF Signature Art Prize 08, Singapore Museum.


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