Experimenter presents an exhibition, Off Plane View, that keeps landscape, form, architecture and the body at its core, expanding ways of seeing and experiencing our built and natural environments.
Biraaj Dodiya’s paintings abstract representation of space but on closer view reveal themselves to be layered landscapes with references to the body. Radhika Khimji explores form and landscape through personal memory and loss to articulate her surroundings while Ayesha Sultana’s landscape paintings are a reference to her immediate field of view. Praneet Soi’s works fragment ancient patterns developed in craft ateliers in Srinagar, with views from windows where the artist has lived, painted in silverpoint technique. Krishna Reddy’s prints cast a masterful eye at the beauty of nature, birth and death, sustenance and fruition. Samson Young presents intricate pastel drawings of arrangements on his studio desk. Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s delicate watercolour is an abstraction of two opposing forces in motion, representative of entanglement of form and emotion. Naeem Mohaiemen’s hybrid sculptures conjure fragments of six buildings featured in his film Two Meetings and a Funeral, that visualize a collision and intersection of ostentatious, masculinist architecture that served as vehicles for divergent ideologies in modern history. Sahil Naik’s paintings juxtapose modernist architecture as memorials, mausoleums and markers of time, or even as instruments of questionable truth-value.