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Prashant Pandey
Gallery Maskara
6/7, 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba, 400005 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
September 25, 2012 - November 8, 2012

Watchlist Artist: Prashant Pandey

Gallery Maskara is pleased to announce artist Prashant Pandey’s second solo show 'Shelf Life II', on view till Nov. 8, 2012.

Prashant Pandey reawakens perception of everyday life by defying conventional logic when it comes to ways of seeing discarded objects. Through his use of found, recycled and reclaimed material like sweet lime bagasse, marble blast-stones and chunks of road tar, Pandey uses by-products of human activity in innovative ways, interrupting the utilitarian cycle of everyday life.

This distortion of form slows down the act of perception between the audience and the object. In this manner, his work serves the poetic function of promoting seeing, as opposed to recognizing something that is already familiar and known.

Pandey believes that a closer scrutiny of what we throw away gives us a deeper understanding of ourselves, maintaining that judging the objects we discard as useless is an inherently unstable affair. In Yellow the residue of the sweet lime that is discarded is brought back to life in the form of a densely layered cube infused with sculptural poetry.

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Prashant Pandey, Love, 2012, marble blast stones, 60 x 60 x 24 in.; Courtesy Gallery Maskara.


More on Prashant Pandey (b. 1984, Jaipur, India)

Prashant Pandey has received the Lalit Kala Academy Award twice as well as the Bhupen Burman Award. He had his first solo show, ‘Shelf-Life’ curated by Abhay Maskara in 2010 at Gallery Maskara, Mumbai, India. He was selected by the faculty at M.S. University, Baroda for a residency at the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts, France where he was an artist in residence until February 2011 and in September 2011, his work was exhibited at (M)other India, Galerie du Jour – Agnès B, Paris, France.  Pandey participated in group exhibitions at the India Art Fair, New Delhi and the VIP Art Fair 2.0 (online), in 2012. The artist lives and works in Jaipur, India.

(text source: Gallery Maskara)

Education:  M.F.A in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, India, 2010. B.F.A. in Sculpture, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, 2007.

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(Image on top: Prashant Pandey, Black Moon, 2012 , Discarded road tar, mild steel, 108 inches diameter / Edition: Variation of 3; Courtesy Gallery Maskara.)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 10/31/12 | tags: installation mixed-media sculpture

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