Nature Morte

Thukral & Tagra

27 Nov - 17 Dec 2013

© Thukral & Tagra
Dominus Aeris Escapre 5, 2013
Oil on canvas
72 x 72 in (183 x 183 cms)
27 November - 17 December 2013

Famous Cine Building, 20, Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011
For only their second solo exhibition in Mumbai, Nature Morte is pleased to present a new body of works by Thukral & Tagra at the historic Famous Studios in Mahalaxmi entitled “Q.” The exhibition continues with themes the artists have explored in previous bodies of work, namely the Punjabi disapora and its desire to “escape” from India. On view will be a number of paintings in various sizes but taking inspiration from the venue for the exhibition the artists will also present a new work in film and construct sets within the spaces to present different “acts” from their story. “Q” is the story of one of the many abandoned brides that haunt the state of Punjab, almost a contemporary fairytale fraught with loneliness, desperation and confusion, yet infused with hopeful dreams that are difficult to let go of.

Thukral and Tagra, alias “T&T”, have been collaborating since 2004 and are now widely recognized in the international contemporary art scene. Influenced by contemporary life in all its diversity, T&T boast a rich body of work in painting, sculpture, installation and product design. Their art appeals to a global audience by addressing universal themes of identity, consumerism, migration, and change.

Tags: Ed Moses, Thukral & Tagra