Rencontre avec l’artiste Parvathi Nayar

CHENNAI ACCUEIL et Dominique Rastoin vous proposent de rencontrer Parvathi Nayar, artiste peintre, pour une présentation privée de son exposition.

The Ambiguity of Landscapes

Le lundi 3 mars 2014 à 11h15 à la Galerie Véda

Inscription auprès de avant le samedi 1er mars.

As the title suggests the exhibition looks at private and public spaces, or in other words at the landscapes within the body and spaces outside in the world that we live, and questions the preconceptions that govern our act of seeing. In the society of the spectacle – and the aimless spectacle – this show aims at (re)connecting viewers to the intimate and the meditative, to the scientific and the poetic.

It is being curated by Annapurna Garimella of Jackfruit Research & Design, Bangalore.

The show aims to engage audiences through a variety of media – hand-drawn graphite on wood, photographs, video installation, animation, poetry and an artist book. Many of the works are poised in the ambiguous space between landscape and body or between visuality and text, and is located at the intersections of science and art.

About Parvathi Nayar

Chennai-based artist Parvathi Nayar’s uniquely hybrid work brings together elements of draughtsmanship, video, photography, sculpture and painting, and explores the interactions in our socio-cultural milieus. Parvathi’s work explores spatial relationships: both the internal/intimate spaces within our bodies, and the external/public in which we live. By treating her artworks as sites of dialogue where different elements – the scientific and the intuitive, the historical and the contemporary – meet and converse, she encourages viewers to re-experience once-familiar perspectives.

Parvathi received her Masters in Fine Art from Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London, on a Chevening scholarship from the British government. Her works have been collected by institutions such as the Singapore Art Museum, The Sotheby’s Art Institute and Deutsche Bank. In 2008, her painting Firelight was selected to be featured on ABN Amro’s Dil Se platinum card in Singapore. Her work has been successfully auctioned at events such as Art Chennai. She was one of 70 artists selected to be part of B70, the historical 70th anniversary birthday show of Amitabh Bachchan. Her 20-foot high drawn-sculptural artwork has been commissioned and installed at the new Mumbai airport opening in 2014. Parvathi is also a creative writer and poet.

Parvathi’s selected solos  include “i sing the body electric”, Bombay Art Gallery, Mumbai; “Win Lose Draw”, commissioned by ARTSingapore, Singapore; “drawing is a verb: an installation”, curated by Phan Ming Yen, The Arts House, Singapore.

Parvathi’s selected group shows include in 2013 United Art Fair curated by Mayank Kaul, New Delhi, The Material Point curated by Kathleen Wyma, Gallery OED, Cochin; in 2012 – “To Let the World In” curated by Dr Chaitanya Sambrani, ArtChennai, Chennai, “The Secret Life of Plants” curated by Maya Kovskaya;  “Women Artists in Singapore”, Singapore Art Museum (in conjunction with the launch of the book of the same title); in 2010, “Cinema Verite Redux” curated by Shaheen Merali, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore and Chennai, “Her Work is Never Done”, curated by Bose Krishnamachari, Gallery BMB, Mumbai; in 2008 – “Drawing Out Conversations”, in conjunction with the Singapore Biennale, Singapore; in 2006, “Nature Born” curated by Joanna Lee, Indonesia; in 2005 CP Biennale II curated by Jim Supangkat, Indonesia; in 2001 “Pulp Friction” curated by Bridget Tracy Tan, Singapore Art Museum.