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The Residue of Space and Body: Yashwant Singh

2-6 November, 2023

Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Art Incept presents The Residue of Space and Body, a solo show by Yashwant Singh.  For Yashwant Singh space is an ever-changing continuum. He believes that humans are witness to this phenomenon. Having grown up in urban cities and small homes with paucity of space, he desired to engage with locales where nature took over what was abandoned by the humans. In the process of this encounter and dialogue, Singh found himself a part of the space.

A meditative phenomenon, he ceased to see himself as a foreign identity. And in doing so, his art has elements of romanticized reminisces of the past, the déjà vu. He relates his body with the objects and space around it. He finds a rhythm and coordination while wondering, both physically and mentally. The filtration and imagination lead to his imagery where elements from nature often shape space with his own body.

The process of image making for him is intuitive. The use of soot and carbon as a remnant of fire have natural connotations of the residue, the distilled matter on one side and the circular nature of our cosmos on the other. Metaphorically, it is a confluence of nature, body, and space. Singh’s monochromatic works encourage viewers to experience the idea of overlapping occurrences and inter-relationships of space and body.

Find out more about the show here.