featuring Shilpa Gupta, Sumakshi Singh, Surabhi Saraf, and Avinash Veeraraghavan
While using contemporary technology and methods of art production in large scale video installations, sound works, prints and installations, the artists in “Plus One” also embrace aspects of traditional Indian visual culture: repetition and pattern making.
Home Sweet Home (video)
Avinash Veeraraghavan works as an artist and designer. He has also done stages at Studio Sowden and Studio Fronzoni in Milan, Italy. Avinash Veeraraghavan’s work reflects his interest in popular culture and in exploring a mix of visual media. His art is becoming increasingly well-known and has been shown at major exhibitions worldwide. He trained under and went on to collaborate with the Italian designer Andrea Anastasio.
Surabhi is a new media artist, composer and a performer who uses her background in experimental sound and Indian classical music to create audio and video works. She is particularly interested in creating multi-channel surround sound experiences in her performances and has created multiple 5.1 surround compositions for her videos and installations. With a diverse array of techniques such as repetition, fragmentation, and multiplication, Surabhi designs sequences of rhythmic movements, creating multi-layered structures of evolving patterns that slow down our perception of time.
I Keep Falling At You (multi-channel audio piece)
Shilpa Gupta lives and works in Mumbai, India where she studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997. She has had solo shows at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem, Arnolfini in Bristol, Castle Blandy in France, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz amongst other institutions. She has had gallery solos with Gallerie Yvon Lambert in Paris, Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai, Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, at the public gallery, Lalit Kala Akademie hosted Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi, and much more.
Waiting On This
Sumakshi Singh's work constantly traverses the lines between metaphor, reality and illusion and ranges from plays on space-time theories to cultural, historic and physical critiques of place, done in paintings, interactive installations, sculpture, video and performance.