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Watchlist Artist: Amitabh Kumar

The Guild Art Gallery is delighted to present ‘Message to Zero’, first ever solo exhibition of Amitabh Kumar previewing at The Guild on Friday, April 12, 2013.

Interview #1

I catch the artist at the end of a long day at work. He is washing the paint off of his face.

Amitabh: What is the show about?

Amitabh: The project is a series propositions to the public and we use the precision of a contemporary art display space to make them sharper.

A: What do you mean by that?

A: A surgical table where I add a thin layer in addition to the memories, triggers and affects that uplift the urban site from one of mere materiality.

A: Please elaborate?

A: The skin of the city is one of the easiest ingredients to access if we want to reconstruct it. It is alive and won't let itself be marked so easily. This project is an experiment to mark it and make the marking mark you.

(text source: The Guild Art Gallery)


More on Amitabh Kumar (b. 1984, Meerut)

Amitabh Kumar is a designer/artist from New Delhi, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda and has worked as a part of the Sarai Media Lab (2006 -2010) where he researched and made comics, programmed events, designed books and co-curated an experimental art space. He is visiting faculty to the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and is an initiating member of the Delhi based comics ensemble, The Pao Collective.  

(text source: The Guild Art Gallery)

Education: Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU Baroda

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(All images: Amitabh Kumar; Courtesy of the artist & The Guild Art Gallery)

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