Solo exhibition of sculpture, drawing & photography by Chennai-based artist Saravanan Parasuraman at Gallery Seven Art Limited, M – 44, Greater Kailash Part – 2 > 17th August-22nd September 2012 - Delhi Events

Solo exhibition of sculpture, drawing & photography by Chennai-based artist Saravanan Parasuraman at Gallery Seven Art Limited, M – 44, Greater Kailash Part – 2 > 17th August-22nd September 2012

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Time : 
17th August : 7:00 pm onwards - Opening
18th August to 22nd September : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free

Place : Gallery Seven Art Limited, M – 44, Greater Kailash Part – 2, New Delhi

Event Details : 'Saravanan Parasuraman' Whatever has happened, has happened good.
Seven Art Limited is pleased to present Whatever has happened, has happened good, the first solo exhibition of Chennai-based artist Saravanan Parasuraman. Parasuraman works in a variety of media and genres, including sculpture, drawing and photography, to explore genetic and cultural memory, questioning our readings of the nature of reality and the inherent structure of time. Loosely reflecting on Vedantic philosophies of the Hindu tradition which are concerned with self-realization and the ultimate nature of reality, Parasuraman conceives works which range from the abstract to more representational forms.
It is the belief in Vedanta that the soul goes through multiple rebirths, towards its eventual goal of moksha or enlightenment. Through these multiple existences it accumulates what is necessary and sheds various desires. It is only in human form that man is able to reflect on the 'I' that is the constant through childhood, youth, and old age. This 'I' on its journey of self inquiry accumulates emotionally, physically and intellectually, in a quest to finally merge with its maker. While the “I” is always implicated in Saravanan’s works, as everything is reflective of one’s own path to self-awareness, his works have increasingly shifted from semi-abstract forms and images which represent such natural phenomenon as an anthill or a child's drawing from 'memory', to more explicit representations and larger material installations.
Several of Saravanan's previous and more recent works are composed of ball bearings, or small steel balls, which have been mounted on the surface of cast forms such as anthills or human figures. These ball bearings themselves symbolize the minuscule units of one-ness that make up a whole. For Whatever has happened, has happened good, the artist presents several new works in ball bearings that extend his visual language and use of the material. This exhibition presents a sprawling floor work composed of abstract shapes, finished in ball bearings, which 'grow' across the space of the gallery, transforming as they are revealed over space and time. The show also includes a hollowed out coconut tree in ball bearings which hovers between monolithic abstraction and actual representation. Whatever has happened, has happened good also includes several new sculptures cast in fiberglass which show animals caught in nets, referencing the unending cycle of life, the trails and tribulations of making it through just one lifetime, probing our interpretation of 'good' and bad' and questioning the sense of trying to distinguish between the two from our limited human experience. There is also a new series of photographs, several 'manuscript' drawings on board and a new floor sculpture in iron which shows the traditional cooking tools of Saravanan's childhood, now outmoded, which laments the fleeting memory of human civilization on a cultural level and urges a recuperation of lost traditions and techniques.

Saravanan Parasuraman was born in 1982 in Tamil Nadu. He received his BFA in fine arts from the Government College of Fine Arts in Chennai. He received his MFA from the same institution in 2006. He has won numerous awards and scholarships and has been included in a number of national and international group exhibitions and art fairs including 'What Rules' at Nature Morte, Berlin, 'Scratch' , a group show organized by Sakshi Gallery, New Delhi, and 'Threshold to Everyday' at Oriental Visart, Geneva, Switzerland, among others.

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Solo exhibition of sculpture, drawing & photography by Chennai-based artist Saravanan Parasuraman at Gallery Seven Art Limited, M – 44, Greater Kailash Part – 2 > 17th August-22nd September 2012 Solo exhibition of sculpture, drawing & photography by Chennai-based artist Saravanan Parasuraman at Gallery Seven Art Limited, M – 44, Greater Kailash Part – 2 > 17th August-22nd September 2012 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Saturday, September 22, 2012 Rating: 5

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