Kalakriti Art Gallery presents Beneath thoughts and ideas – material matters, a group show curated by Ruchi Sharma.
The exhibition examines the complex role of materiality in the work of art and explores how material choices guide artistic expression and provide the tools to disrupt expectation and shape meaning. Material Matters focuses on the work of fifteen artists from the respective cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, Baroda, Hyderabad, and Jammu and Kashmir who share certain sensibilities. The artists included in the exhibition look for inspiration in the everyday world of the urban environment, their materials coming from diverse sources, but building new styles and visual vocabularies.
The exhibition features a robust selection of works across different mediums and styles – including both figurative and abstract forms. The works in the show are in the presentation of a constellation of ideas and categorization or definition.