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.
"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."