Thukral & Tagra: Q

Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart shares a note on T & T current exhibition: Q

Thukral & Tagra, Dominus Aeris Escape 5, 2013

Thukral & Tagra, Dominus Aeris Escape 5, 2013. Image Credit: http://www.naturemorte.com/exhibitions/2013-11-27_thukral-and-tagra-q/selected-works/#

London: Nature Morte is currently hosting at the Famous Studio in Mumbai “Q”, the second solo exhibition in Mumbai of artist duo Thukral & Tagra.

The exhibition revolves around a dear theme to T & T: the Indian diaspora  and the feelings of anxiety, insecurity and hope which are connected to that. In the specific “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 & Tagra, Dominus Aeris Facies 7, 2012

Thukral & Tagra, Dominus Aeris Facies 7, 2012. Image Credit: http://www.naturemorte.com/exhibitions/2013-11-27_thukral-and-tagra-q/selected-works/#

T & T’s art is colourful and provocative, which discusses harsh realities through bright colours and cartoon-like imageries.

“Most of our works address the issues, cultural shifts, problems and beliefs of people living in India today. We grew up with the general acknowledgement that most Indians dream of leaving India and moving abroad,” Thukral says, adding that the dream is “laced with anxiety and insecurity.”

Thukral & Tagra, Pinball 1 (Windows of Opportunity), 2012

Thukral & Tagra, Pinball 1 (Windows of Opportunity), 2012 . Image Credit: http://www.naturemorte.com/exhibitions/2013-11-27_thukral-and-tagra-q/selected-works/#

The exhibition features paintings of different sizes as well as videos and installations. T & T recently also expanded their creativity with a collaboration with the Italian fashion brand Etro for which they designed a bag collection.

Thukral & Tagra, Pinball 11 (Windows of Opportunity), 2012

Thukral & Tagra, Pinball 11 (Windows of Opportunity), 2012. Image Credit: http://www.naturemorte.com/exhibitions/2013-11-27_thukral-and-tagra-q/selected-works/#

Q is on until December 17 at the Famous Studio, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai and you can read more information here.

 

 

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