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1024 Names – solo exhibition by Avinash Veeraraghavan.

November 24, 2016

GALLERYSKE, Bangalore presents 1024 Names a solo exhibition by Avinash Veeraraghavan.

1024 Names is the latest leg of Avinash Veeraraghavan’s long-standing journey. Each time in his art, he has relentlessly and literally torn apart and reconstituted fragments of myriad meaning that may have been obsessions; asking, again and again in different ways, the same questions: what is left of the self and of consciousness when those meanings that sustain it are torn at their roots? How is there a sense of unitary wholeness that remains, even as a psychic shadow? If the meanings that constitute the everyday of our life are obsessively multiplied or divided from their original supports, does their emotional and psychological hold over us diminish?

This show finds him in a mature, quiet contemplative mood. In a host of ways it speaks to his recognition that life and personal history can bear multiple overlapping meanings that we impose on them, without any promise of coherence. 1024 Names most directly engages with Avinash’s twin constant fascinations-the nature of the religious and the extraordinary fecund and dynamic digital world that forms the core of his visual practice. In his rendering, these fascinations meet and converse; images replete with religious, personal or universal significance are repeated, torn apart, multiplied, layered, erased and melded using different materials.

(Excerpt from text by Arjun Jayadev)

The exhibition unfolds the artist’s oeuvre offering an immersive experience replete with digital prints, wall vinyl, lights, laser cut veneer and printed fabric. The exhibition will open on November 24, 2016 and be on view until January 7, 2017.
Avinash Veeraraghavan’s recent solo presentations include We do not see things the way they are, we see things the way we are, GALLERYSKE, New Delhi (2014), an exhibition at the Tilton Gallery, New York (2013), Crazy Jane and Jack the journey man at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (2011) and Toy Story, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (2009). His work will be part of the upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. His work has featured in the traveling exhibitions: Indian Highway, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2012), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010) and Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2009). His group exhibitions include In Other Rooms, GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (2015), Plus One at India in Focus, Pittsburg Cultural Trust (2015), the Prague Biennale (2011), Urban Manners 2, Art for The World at SESC Pompeia, Sao Paulo (2010) and Still Moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2008). In 2009, he was the recipient of the Illy Sustain Art Prize awarded in Madrid, Spain. Veeraraghavan lives and works in Bangalore.

Exhibition on view from: 25th November 2016 – 7 January 2017

2 Berlie Street,
Langford Town,
Bangalore 560 025

Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 11AM – 7PM, Closed on Tuesdays and Sundays

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