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Necessary Illusions – 2016
Baiju Parthan

A solo exhibition of Baiju Parthan – Necessary Illusions, Parthan is showcasing in Mumbai after a gap of 10 years. His last exhibition Source Code in Mumbai was with Art Musings in 2006.

Baiju Parthan, (1956, Kerala, India) is an inter-media artist, working with painting as well as digital technology based installation art. He is one of the early exponents of new media art and mediatic-realism in the Indian contemporary art scene. His work presents worldviews built upon differing ideologies that are in collision and transforming each other, and the resulting ontological fallout felt by us all. Human history thus becomes a compilation of tracks, traces, and debris left behind by such collisions for the artist. Parthan’s vocabulary consists of arcane symbols, found imagery, as well as contemporary photographic materials that are woven together to create paintings which reveal a dense multi layered phenomenological landscape. His work in the digital realm consists mainly of explorations into the constantly mutating interstice where the virtual and real bleed into each other. Through a range of computer generated virtual objects presented in video installations, large scale prints on metallic surfaces, and lenticular prints, Parthan manages to present a critique on high technology and its impact on our life and experience of reality.

14.09.2016 – 05.11.2016