Artists > Gagan Singh
Born in 1975, Singh studied fine art in the UK and has exhibited in various group shows including the Sarai Reader 09 at the Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, 2012 – 2013.
The content of the work falls into two broad categories, the autobiographical and the erotic. In both cases, humour acts as a point of access through which other issues, often more serious, are explored by the artist.
C & L Shows
11 August - 2 September
It is 10 years since we moved into our space in Kamal Mansion, a building set amid the hurly-burly of Colaba’s Arthur Bunder Road. We are proud to have been the first commercial gallery to find a home on the street. A decade on, is this a birthday or an anniversary celebration? The truth is that we are simultaneously wedded and parent to this thing called Chatterjee & Lal. As our gallery colleagues will no doubt agree, running a space with a regular exhibitions program is all consuming. It is also one of the most rewarding activities that the world of art can provide.
The 10 Year Hustle presents three strands or positions that the gallery has particularly engaged with over the last decade. There are works by gallery artists, mostly in their 30s and 40s, whose practices often incorporate the mediums of performance, moving image, drawing and painting. There is historical material from the 20th Century, with particular focus on that generation of artists born between the 1920s and 1930s: artists who played a critical role in birthing the contemporary in South Asian art. Lastly, there are artworks that reach back to periods in art history that pre-date the modern.
The ancient, the modern and the contemporary: we are rather having our cake and eating it. But, then, isn’t that what birthdays/anniversaries are all about?
Tara Lal & Mortimer Chatterjee Mumbai, August 2017
MINAM APANG | FABIEN CHARUAU | NIKHIL CHOPRA | ZARINA HASHMI | NASREEN MOHAMEDI | HETAIN PATEL | PILLOO POCHKHANAWALA |
MARK PRIME | SAHEJ RAHAL | RASHID RANA | GAGAN SINGH | KIRAN SUBBAIAH | K.G. SUBRAMANYAN | THUKRAL & TAGRA | NITYAN UNNIKRISHNAN
2005 MA Fine Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK.
2003 MA Comparative Religious Studies, Punjabi Univ. Patiala.
1997 B. Comm, Delhi University
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2014 Line Bombs, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014 Mati ghar, IGNCA New Delhi
2013 Project (drawing with Community), Common Grounds, Insert
2013 The Drawing Project, Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
2013 Site Specific Project / group exhibition, Chatterjee and Lal gallery, Mumbai
2013 Drawing and Performance, Performa 13 biennial, New York
2013 Site Specific drawing project, JANPATH, New delhi
2013 Site Specific drawing Project, KONA, New Delhi
2013 Drawing as a Mental Exercise, Sarai Reader 09 Book Publication
2013 Site Specific Project, India International Center, New Delhi
2013 City as Studio fellowship, Sarai, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2012 Sarai Reader 09 Exhibition, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi
2012 TRACEY,Sketchbook, Loughborough University UK
2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts, Greece
2012 Pilsen Drawing Biennal, Pilsen
2012 Angelika Open 2012, Wycombe, U
2011 Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD) Online, London
2011 Iconoclasts & Iconodules, Curated by Ombretta Agro Andruff, Religare Arts, ND
2011 Holy Now, Religare Arts, Cork Street, London
2011 Arts I- Redux (Group Show) Religare Arts, ND
2009 Why Not Connaught Place Residency, Religare Arts , New Delhi
2009 Site Specific Project, The American Center, New Delhi
2013 – 2014 Drawing and Animation (Extended Arts Practice), India Foundation for Arts