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Seven Art Limited Gallery showcases 'Two Positions Part II' by Siddhartha Kararwal & Yamini Sharma.
Seven Art Limited Gallery showcases the art works of two young contemporary Baroda based artists Siddhartha Kararwal and Yamini Sharma titled 'Two Positions Part II'. They exhibit large-scale sculpture and installation works, composed of non-traditional and low-tech materials.
Siddhartha Kararwal shows several works which are based on the idea of hybrid and deviant cultures. By recreating a monument to the Maharaja Sayajirao in soft white T-shirts that had been donated to poor Indian communities by an American charity but somehow made their way onto the open market, repleate with their luxury labels, he comments on both the ability to manipulate the significance of a historical sculpture (rather than reading it as a period piece) as well as the deviating cultures of commerce. Another work made in paper and wax comments upon the historical lineage of Gujarati Shaadi bands and the way in which their outward appearance and identity has been formed through a series of appropriations, resulting in a hybrid of historical meanings.
The works by Yamini Sharma are made of foam, fabric and other soft materials stretched over wire armatures, conjuring up organic forms and processes. Abstract in form, the works are often representative of the artist's visceral response to events and things she observes in the world. Her installation of elaborate suspended sculptures in brights reds and black which are lit from within reference both insectivorous plants, such at the Venus flytrap, beautiful yet dangerous, as well as refering to the womb or a place of birth and creation. By layering these different meanings and points of reference, the artist speaks about the power of beauty to delude and the mysteries of life and death.
About Siddhartha Kararwal:
Born in 1984, Siddhartha Kararwal completed his BFA and MFA in sculpture from M.S.U, Baroda in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He has participated in group exhibitions, including 'Urban Testimonies' and 'Size Matters...Or Does It?' at Latitude 28, New Delhi in, 'Sakshi' at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 'First Look' at Project 88, Mumbai and 'Harvest 2010' at Arushi Art, New Delhi.
About Yamini Sharma:
Born in 1984, Yamini Sharma completed her BVA and MVA from MSU, Baroda. She also qualified her NET-JRF in 2010. She is also a recipient of Inlaks Fine Art Award and Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy Annual Scholarships. She has participated in several exhibitions such as 'Metamorphic Celebration' at Gallery Ragini, Delhi, 'THE HUB SHOW'09 in Faculty of Fine Arts', Vadodara,'1X1 GROUP SHOW at Faculty of Fine Arts', Vadodara, 'Banyan Art Show at Faculty of Fine Arts', Vadodara, and 'Games people play' curated by Sandhya Bordwekar for Gallery Art Core. She currently lives and works in Baroda.