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ALWAR BALASUBRAMANIAM

(In)Between

August 22, 2009 – March 5, 2010

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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. 

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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

Dimensions variable (In 4 parts)

Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

49" x 150" x 17"

Shell as a Body, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

21" x 18" x 8"

Silent Sound, 2009

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

18" x 18"

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

18 1/2" x 24"

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 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

18 1/2" x 23"

Oomph, 2009

Ground and welded cycle spokes

28" x 28" x 48"

Untitled, 2009

Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust

18 1/4" x 26 3/4" 

Link, 2009

String, hook and magnet

52" x 71" x 71"

Outreach, 2008

Fiberglass and acrylic

46" x 64" x 24"

Kaayam, 2008

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

Dimensions variable (In 4 parts)

Shadow of the Shadow of the Shadow, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

49" x 150" x 17"

Shell as a Body, 2007

Fiberglass, wood, acrylic

21" x 18" x 8"

Silent Sound, 2009

Fiberglass, wood and acrylic

18" x 18"

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

18 1/2" x 24"

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 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

18 1/2" x 23"

Oomph, 2009

Ground and welded cycle spokes

28" x 28" x 48"

Untitled, 2009

Fiberglass, magnet, wood, acrylic, and rust

18 1/4" x 26 3/4" 

Link, 2009

String, hook and magnet

52" x 71" x 71"

Outreach, 2008

Fiberglass and acrylic

46" x 64" x 24"