Akara Art presents Stirring Still, an exhibition of works by Nasreen Mohamedi and Jeram Patel.
The form with which Patel is most closely associated, and which features in all his works here presented, involved burning shapes into wood using a blowtorch. The charred cavities thus created variously bring to mind geological sediments, archaeological strata, open-pit mines and exhumed graves. Patel’s excavatory impulse, evoking long stretches of history, is inverted in Mohamedi’s delicate networks of lines and arcs, extraordinarily precise in their geometry, light and luminous, which conjure things evanescent, fleeting, not-quite-there. Patel employs negative space, in other words nothingness, to design works imbued with materiality and presence, while Mohamedi uses the materiality of graphite and ink to suggest absence, intangibility, and ephemerality.
Visit the Akara Art website to view the artworks online.