At AD Design Show 2019, Experimenter is showcasing the works of artists Adip Dutta, Biraaj Dodiya, Julien Segard, Krishna Reddy, and Rathin Barman.
Adip Dutta's sculptures are explorations of objecthood, materiality, and their various connotations. His body of work is a study of abandoned objects that are reclaimed, and everyday objects that are given new interpretations. Adip Dutta examines the sense of desolateness that permeates through the urban landscape, and reimagines his surroundings in a disparate narrative.
Biraaj Dodiya's work suggests a deep understanding of the process of visually iterating past experiences, as seen in her painterly practice. The textural depths of her work depict abstractions that convey emotions and poetic derivations from colloquial involvements. Notions of loss and lamentation are explored through her practice, and past disquiets are readdressed.
Julien Segard’s practice builds a dialogue between the visceral and the peripheral, vacuity and mass, and the relationship between man, landscape, and architecture. Julien Segard’s work depicts a constellation of chairs that barely keep standing upright, aided with support, repair and reconstruction. Much like portraits of a city or its people, these chairs still stand with resilience on the side of the roads, under the flyovers, on the rooftops and in the wastelands as evidence of a possible life in the insanity of a megacity.
Krishna Reddy's drawings depict a detailed study of the human form and corporeality, which can be perceived as an extension to his sculptural practice. There is a distinct sense of movement and dynamism which is palpable in his observations of the human anatomy. His prints depict vivid abstractions of deconstructed natural forms, reimagining the beauty of nature in impassioned, evocative manifestations.
Rathin Barman’s work on display will explore the nature of built structures and what lies beyond the visible. Anecdote, insight and memory play a crucial role in Barman’s practice. He assimilates memories, building fragile scaffoldings of connections between the architecture of homes and the people who live and thrive in them. He explores this inter-connectivity through a body of sculpture in construction materials such as concrete and brass.