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Extremes of ruin and utopic excisions: Neeraj Patel

December 23, 2023-February 10, 2024

Nature Morte, A-7, Poorvi Marg, Block A, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India

Nature Morte presents a solo exhibition, Extremes of ruin and utopic excisions,  a solo exhibition by Neeraj Patel.

Patel is a painter who explores multiple mediums in order to bring a diversity of approaches to his language. The large-scale paintings that are the main focus of the exhibition develop Patel’s particular style of abstraction that he has culled from a digital reality. The artist states that he is interested in the faults, glitches, and errors in the systems we interact with on a daily basis, and his paintings resemble computer coding or the sequencing of genetic material. This is a reality we know through science, hypothetical postulates which we have come to accept as the foundations of our world. While Patel’s paintings acknowledge their ancestry in the schools of geometric abstraction founded by Kazimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian and the minimalism of Nasreen Mohammedi and Sol Lewitt, they are equally indebted to the interfaces and patterns we inhabit through our Smart Phones. There is a studied elegance to Patel’s paintings, his repetitive mark-making and precision engaging both a handmade and a machine-made approach.

Find out more about the exhibition here.