Urban Chaos, a solo art show by Simmi Khanna

Urban Chaos, a solo art show by Simmi Khanna at Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House

Entry: Free

Venue: Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi - 110001, India
Venue Info: Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Mandi House (Blue Line and Violet Line) Exit Gate - 1'
Area: Mandi House Area

Event Description: Urban Chaos, a solo show of Mixed Media Paintings by Simmi Khanna

Artist Statement -

“Kaun Jaye Zauk, Dilli ki Galiyan Chor Kar?”

Born and brought up in vibrant Delhi, the poet Zauk’s sentiment resonates with me and its urban-scapes and structures have crept into my artworks as well. As in Delhi the melding of modern and the vintage has shaped how I perceive, my psychology and aesthetics. 

The lived-in old buildings, surrounded and interrupted by tangled electric wires, signboards, defaced walls with scraps of peeling colourful posters fascinate and mesmerise me. 

And therein comes the paradox...much as I love it, I find it confining at times. The modern structures which draw me in, also suffocate and make me want to run away and breathe! 
The beauty and the chaos co-exist... There is a beauty in this chaos and chaos in its beauty. 

This dilemma of modern city life is what I strive to portray. I do not plan my compositions, the artworks I make are intuitive and evolve over time and so is the use of different materials. 

My medium is Mixed Media. It can be found objects, like hangtags, expired Credit/ATM cards, like garment wash care labels, dried acrylic paint blobs, wrappers, magazine/newspaper, POP, house paint, candle wax, nylon mesh, acrylics, oil paints, scrap of bandage/cloth, twigs and threads. I feel it comes from my upbringing. 

My mother was very conscious of reducing and recycling any objects she lay her hands on and I feel that has also led me to incorporate the same practice in my art, in my own way. This has enabled me to maintain a connection with my roots.

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