Chatterjee & Lal was a part of India Art Fair 2018 which was held in New Delhi from February 9 – 12. The booth included works of artists :
Amshu Chukki explores the theme of fiction through multimedia artwork, integrating film, sculpture, drawings and photographic prints in a manner that contemplates the outlandish nature of constructed landscapes and surreal spaces. Incorporating the narrative structure of filmmaking, he delves into the dystopian world of man-made sites and artefacts, questioning the very notions of nature and reality.
Kausik Mukhopadhyay’s kinetic installations are made by repurposing old electronic items gifted to the artist. The artworks are intended to be at once both whimsical and disturbing. With the artist having devoted much of the last twenty years to teaching, his work is rarely seen publicly. His works are resurrected from the ashes of dismantled electronics, and the reincarnated works take on new identities.
Mark Prime is a contemporary artist. Based in India for the last decade, his interest in light, and its attributes, have combined with an affinity for minimalism and geometric abstraction. Resulting works have been realised in a wide range of media including laser installations, sculpture, photography, and, more recently, painting. The artist is an accomplished musician, and rhythm, repetition and synchronised patterns are concepts that continually inform his practice.
Goa-based Minam Apang’s has become well known both in India and internationally for her drawings on different media. In 2012, the artist was selected for ‘The Ungovernables’, a major triennial curated by Eungie Joo, at the New Museum, New York.
Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice ranges between live art, theatre, painting, photography, sculpture and installations. His performances, in large part improvised, dwell on issues such as identity, the role of autobiography, the pose and self-portraiture, reflects on the process of transformation and the part played by the duration of performance. Taking autobiographical elements as his starting point, Chopra combines everyday life and collective history; daily acts acquire the value of ritual, becoming an essential part of the show.
Nityan Unnikrishnan grew up in Kerala along with its intellectual mileu of a world populated by left leaning filmmakers, painters and academics. He creates paintings from a myriad of sources, both real and imaginary, including elements from his childhood and his working life. He creates a dynamic relationship between the individual self and landscape. These surreal inversions of reality take the viewer to the interior world of the subject and, by default, to the world of the artist himself.
Sahej Rahal’s body of work is a growing narrative that draws upon mythical beings from different cultures, and brings them into a dialogue with the present. Within this narrative, these beings perform absurd acts in derelict corners of the city, transforming them into liminal sites of ritual. The temporal act and its residue become primary motifs in his practice.