There is a sense of order in nature—a cyclical sequence that creates, nurtures, destroys and recreates all life. Mankind, however, has not maintained this balance. Touching on the ongoing conversation around water scarcity and excess, Chennai-based artist Vijay Pichumani — supported by Art Houz Gallery — will present Drops, a project that delves deep into the evolving meanings of sustenance.
Vijay Pichumani‘s work is predominantly autobiographical and emerges from his personal experiences. A bike ride across Tamil Nadu and Kerala led him to observe the dire scarcity of water, which inspired his installations on the theme of water shortage, and the commercialisation of ‘the elixir of life’. Primarily using wood as his medium, Vijay wishes to be closer to nature and strongly feels mankind continues to neglect its duty to protect that which sustains us. The recipient of National Award for Woodcut Print (2015), he has successfully exhibited at Art Houz Gallery, Chennai, Arts for All, New Delhi (2014), The Emerging Canvas II: A Korea India Young Artists Exhibition, Seoul, (2013), Russian Cultural Centre, Chennai (2011), From India with Ink and Asa H Gordon Library, Savannah (2009).