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ALWAR BALASUBRAMANIAM

(In)Between

August 22, 2009 – March 5, 2010

Energy Field, 2009 (Detail)

Energy Field, 2009 (Detail)

Talwar Gallery is delighted to present (IN)BETWEEN, a solo exhibition of recent works by A. Balasubramaniam.

On view are new sculptures and works on paper created over the last two years including key installations Kaayam and Shadow of a Shadow of a Shadow. While the shadow work culminates a long process for the artist in giving mass to the ephemeral and bringing in view the non visible, Kaayam accomplishes this on a striking scale to add to the oeuvre of works cast from the artist’s own body, negotiating the thin layer of skin that separates one’s own being from everything else. While both works excavate the unseen, the invisible: the shadow work reveals the presence of something elemental. Kaayam reflects on the absence of something essential. In Sounds of Silence and Gravity, the rigid walls yield to confound and amuse us while Energy Field and Link seemingly defy the rules of nature. For over a decade now Balasubramaniam has kept pushing our limits of perception, understanding of material and experience of space. 

In Between, In & Out, 2009 (Detail)

In Between, In & Out, 2009 (Detail)

 

 

 

"The phenomenons created by Bala reveal the omnipresent but invisible, the strong yet unnoticed, the essential yet overlooked. An encounter with his works discloses not just the world surrounding us but also the world within us. Bala allows us to transgress the boundaries between elements, as they connect and converge into one another, questioning the submissiveness of our consciousness to them and in the process their foundation."
 

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Kaayam, 2008, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic
Kaayam (Detail)
Kaayam (Detail)
Kaayam (Detail)
Kaayam (Detail)
Kaayam, 2008
Kaayam, 2008, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Kaayam, 2008

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Dimensions variable (In 4 parts)

Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007, Fiberglass, wood, acrylic
Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow (Detail)
Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow (Detail)
Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow (Detail)
Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007, Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

49" x 150" x 17"

Shell as a Body, 2007, Fiberglass, wood, acrylic
Shell as a Body
Shell as a Body (Detail)
Shell as a Body, 2007, Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

Shell as a Body, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

21" x 18" x 8"

Silent Sound, 2009, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic
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Silent Sound, 2009
Silent Sound, 2009, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Silent Sound, 2009

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

18" x 18"

Gravity, 2009, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic
Gravity, 2009 (Detail)
Gravity, 2009, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Gravity, 2009

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

24" x 23"

Orifice, 2008, Laser burnt mark on paper on the same place of body orifice and screen print
Orifice, 2008
Orifice (Detail)
Orifice, 2008, Laser burnt mark on paper on the same place of body orifice and screen print

Orifice, 2008

Laser burnt mark on paper on the same place of body orifice and screen print

18 1/2" x 24"

Hidden Waves, 2008, Fiberglass and acrylic
Hidden Waves, 2008
Hidden Waves (Detail)
Hidden Waves, 2008
Hidden Waves (Detail)
Hidden Waves, 2008
Hidden Waves (Detail)
Hidden Waves, 2008, Fiberglass and acrylic

Hidden Waves, 2008

Fiberglass and acrylic

12" x 12" x 2 1/2" (Each of 12)

In Between, In & Out, 2009, Fiberglass, wood, welded metal, acrylic and stone
In Between, In & Out, 2009 (Detail)
In Between, In & Out, 2009 (Detail)
In Between, In & Out, 2009, Fiberglass, wood, welded metal, acrylic and stone

In Between, In & Out, 2009

Fiberglass, wood, welded metal, acrylic and stone

In 3 parts: 

29" x 46" x 3 1/2" (Framed Part)

12 1/2" x 8" x 6 1/2" (Stone)

12 1/2" x 8" x 5" (Wire Mesh)

Energy Field, 2009, Fiberglass, magnet and rust
Energy Field (2009)
Energy Field, 2009 (Detail)
Energy Field, 2009, Fiberglass, magnet and rust

Energy Field, 2009

Fiberglass, magnet and rust

18 1/2" x 23"

Oomph, 2009, Ground and welded cycle spokes
Oomph, 2009
Oomph, 2009
Oomph, 2009
Oomph, 2009 (Detail)
Oomph, 2009, Ground and welded cycle spokes

Oomph, 2009

Ground and welded cycle spokes

28" x 28" x 48"

Untitled, 2009, Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust
Untitled (Detail)
Untitled, 2009, Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust

Untitled, 2009

Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust

18 1/4" x 26 3/4" 

Link, 2009, String, hook and magnet
Link, 2009 (Detail)
Link, 2009, String, hook and magnet

Link, 2009

String, hook and magnet

52" x 71" x 71"

Outreach, 2008, Fiberglass and acrylic
Outreach, 2008
Outreach, 2008
Outreach, 2008, Fiberglass and acrylic

Outreach, 2008

Fiberglass and acrylic

46" x 64" x 24"

Kaayam, 2008, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Kaayam, 2008

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Dimensions variable (In 4 parts)

Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007, Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

49" x 150" x 17"

Shell as a Body, 2007, Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

Shell as a Body, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

21" x 18" x 8"

Silent Sound, 2009, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Silent Sound, 2009

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

18" x 18"

Gravity, 2009, Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Gravity, 2009

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

24" x 23"

Orifice, 2008, Laser burnt mark on paper on the same place of body orifice and screen print

Orifice, 2008

Laser burnt mark on paper on the same place of body orifice and screen print

18 1/2" x 24"

Hidden Waves, 2008, Fiberglass and acrylic

Hidden Waves, 2008

Fiberglass and acrylic

12" x 12" x 2 1/2" (Each of 12)

In Between, In & Out, 2009, Fiberglass, wood, welded metal, acrylic and stone

In Between, In & Out, 2009

Fiberglass, wood, welded metal, acrylic and stone

In 3 parts: 

29" x 46" x 3 1/2" (Framed Part)

12 1/2" x 8" x 6 1/2" (Stone)

12 1/2" x 8" x 5" (Wire Mesh)

Energy Field, 2009, Fiberglass, magnet and rust

Energy Field, 2009

Fiberglass, magnet and rust

18 1/2" x 23"

Oomph, 2009, Ground and welded cycle spokes

Oomph, 2009

Ground and welded cycle spokes

28" x 28" x 48"

Untitled, 2009, Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust

Untitled, 2009

Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust

18 1/4" x 26 3/4" 

Link, 2009, String, hook and magnet

Link, 2009

String, hook and magnet

52" x 71" x 71"

Outreach, 2008, Fiberglass and acrylic

Outreach, 2008

Fiberglass and acrylic

46" x 64" x 24"

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