New Delhi: APRE Art House will present its very first online art exhibition: ‘The Organisation of Chaos in the works of Pallav Chander.’ It shows works by the upcoming contemporary artist Pallav Chander. The exhibition will start from 26 May and continue till 26th June 2021. Art connoisseurs can visit the APRE art house’s Viewing Room for the virtual exhibition from the comfort of their home.
Pallav Chander’s art is a visual representation of his autobiography. His works concisely encapsulate his intense experiences with dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD through chaotic arrangements and bold abstract expressionism. The unified imagery within his work is his personal, subjective perceptions of society, rather than a judgement or a commentary. He prefers keeping his works open to interpretation, allowing the audience to read into them as they desire, to avoid reducing the artworks to a singular meaning.
The Organisation of Chaos has been curated to tell a story, beginning with chapter 1 where the artist pays tribute to his home. Through the chapters, we move through emotions such as grief and greed towards chapter 4 wherein the artist critiques society through his style of abstraction.
Chander’s background and interest in theatre are evident in his artworks, wherein he treats his canvas as an extension of his stage by painting layers upon layers. He heavily draws his inspiration from Van Gogh and his core value of painting every day. His works evoke deeply felt, raw emotional experiences that are then transformed into a visual form. Through the works, Pallav pulls us into his memories and forces us to connect to our inner disquiet and angst.
The idea behind the exhibition is to depict more clearly how the artist is visible in their art. Pallav is most inspired by Van Gogh and a commonality in their works was this very fact. The artist becomes not only a part of their artwork but the artwork itself. This is something very interesting about Pallav.
Prerna Jain, the curator, said, “Pallav Chander’s works carefully record his intense experiences, the resulting works are these bright, vivid colours and chaotic motifs that reflect his raw emotional memories and feelings. The visual form of his autobiographical experiences is very emotive, and that is what we are trying to show through our exhibition. The presence of the artist can be clearly felt and seen in his works. They are a subjective observation of society born out of his many experiences from grappling with learning disabilities to personal losses to his early, intimate artistic influences. The language of his work is quite unique and as a gallery, we are very pleased to showcase his visual diary.”
Artist Pallav Chander said, “The works displayed in the show reflects my experiences of observing the society with a touch of satire. The subjects vary from a generalised view of different psychological aspects to my own personal experience of understanding society.”
Pallav Chander completed his BFA from Birmingham City University in the UK. He is the recipient of the 2019 Junior Fellowship by the Indian Ministry of Culture. He has participated in numerous group shows across India and the UK. He has had two solo shows, “Decoding A Dyslexic Mind” at Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi (2014) & “Life Must Have Its Mysteries” at Art4All Gallery, New Delhi (2017).
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