Shelf life II
Gallery Maskara is pleased to announce artist Prashant Pandey’s second solo show Shelf Life II, at Gallery Maskara.
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.
His new body of work encourages one to trash conventional ways of seeing and questions the meaning of “shelf life” through the use of material that is long past its supposed use-by date, inviting you to witness a resurrection of all that is forgotten and obscure.
Although his medium is constantly shifting, his basic concern remains the same – a critical commentary on modern society. 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.