Friday, December 5, 2014

Asialink Residency

Weaving with the community- Daniel explored "Madras Checks"patterns from his colonial heritage.He used an ancestral architectural motif of a "Jaali", perforated window seen in Islamic and colonial architecture to construct his composition.He also interacted with locals with a weaving workshop.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Meeting with Manida

 Meeting KG Subramanyan at NGMA Bangalore

Jitish Kallat and Suresh Jayaram in conversation with KG Subramanyan

Monday, October 27, 2014

ELEMENTS-Installation in Bamboo by Lenin CP

Lenin C.P. Self-taught designer.Born at Chembukadavu in Kerala. Studied up to 10th Standard in schools at Chembukadavu and Kottiyoor. Works as designer with 'Uravu', NGO based in Wayanad, Kerala.The show was opened by well known environmentalist Suresh Heblikar and architect Jaisim.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Partner a Master

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in partnership with the Mumbai-based Art1st Foundation  brings to Bangalore an artist mentorship programme that enables secondary school students to engage with established artists in the city.
The Art1st Partner a Master: Artist Mentor Program, offers young artists an opportunity to interact and learn from the arts practice of established artists in their city. In Bangalore, young artists get a chance to work with Suresh Jayaram, Ravikumar Kashi, Surekha, C F John, Biju Joze, George Mathen and Suresh Kumar G.
As part of this programme students get the chance to directly engage with these contemporary artists in their studios through a series of workshops. We hope these workshops will offer the students a source of inspiration, and give them insight into the working processes of the artists they admire and possibly aspire to become. The idea of this initiative is to open up their thinking, nurture their imagination and encourage the expression of their creativity. This Program is ideal for any student who is a thinker as it gives students an opportunity to grow beyond their inhibitions and take an idea to the center-stage.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Collabration with Biennale Jogja X1 with 1Shanthroad

Dimas says,' I am 25,and a graduate from the ISI –Institute of Fine arts Indonesia,Yogyakarta.I am basically form the painting department but workis experimental and I have been exploring the idea of using paper and moulding as a creative process that has deeper conceptual meanings.It is more interactive and the process creates conversation across people and cultures.
My project is to embrace the diversity,I wish to create a relationship beyond differences.I want art to accept everyone,also have fun and sharing.I t makes me happy to connect with the others.The situation created is very different,which is like getting a facial or some other body treatment in a spa.It is very meditative for both.The process involes,small pieces of wet paper being laid out first and later with glued paper.

I use very simple material like paper and glue.I start by knowing the person who allows me to use their body to be moulded.It creates an opertunity for conversation.It take about 10 minutes to create a mask.Some times I also cast hands and legs for a composition'
I am also here in 1.Shanthiroad studio as an artis tin residence,as part of the Interviewing the Equator-the

Biennale Jogja XI, which takes place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will work its way around the equator, a zone designated as the area between the Tropic of Cancer (latitude 23°27′ north) and the Tropic of Capricorn (latitude 23°27′ south).  Biennale Jogja will look further towards the future, open up new perspectives and develop confrontations that engage convention and the establishment by examining similar situations all over the world. The discourse of contemporary art has become very dynamic, but we still notice that the dichotomy of center and periphery remains very strong. There is the need to identify new opportunities and seek out more valuable meaning in a biennale event..The discourse of contemporary art has become very dynamic, but we still notice that the dichotomy of center and periphery remains very strong. There is the need to identify new opportunities and seek out more valuable meaning in a biennale event.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Something and the Nothing by Clava

Clava is an artist from Sweden who lives and works in Berlin, Germany.Apart from being an artist he works as part of an association to start up and run free galleries and studios in the city.His art has been showcased in three countries with great variation in material and form. The latest project made with acrylic on canvas is a further exploration of his abstract painting.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Drawings from Loss by Sajeev Visweswaran

Sajeev Visweswaran is a visual artist who uses his drawing skill to record the reality around him. His minimal outlines capture the essence and character of everyday objects,intimate portraits of his family,desolate interiors and verdant landscapes. With this ability he gathers memory and loss as a leitmotif, and adds metaphorical touches to his drawings. 

Sajeev's drawings are attempts to gather and preserve the missing pieces of personal and political history that are lost or forgotten. He revisits the recent past of Gujarat, to gather memories of people,incidents and other fragments of violence that have been erased to usher in "change". He draws from loss.

The artist was part of a month long residency supported by 1.Shanthiroad Studio. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

FORMULA by Vineesh V Amin

 Vineesh V Amin holds a Degree in Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA), 2013, specialising in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.

This show is part of a series @ 1.Shanthiroad Studio that supports young talent. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Film Screening I Churukumara a Film by Sandeep Kumar

Storyline- In a flat within an urban apartment complex an old man is preparing to step out for his daily walk. His grandson insists that he accompanies his grandfather despite his mother’s reluctance to send him out. The boy eventually manages to slip out with his grandfather. What follows is a surprise to both. The grandfather gets engrossed in a bookshop and the grandson, a restless child, ventures into a bustling market and loses his way.

The grandson is anxious and the grandfather paranoid. Each searches for the other in his own fashion, and they eventualy re-unite. The experience of losing a loved one, the various repercussions and the joy of re-uniting – this forms the emotional path of the film.

On finding one another, the grandfather and the child get into an argument as to who really was lost, and and who was out looking.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Two Letter Poem ~ OK by Jivan Frenster I Opens Thursday May 29 2014

Helmed by a society characterized by helpfulness and carelessness, worship and disrespect, beauty and tragedy, artist Jivan Frenster decided to examine the ambivalence of the reality he encountered.  In dealing with a world full of contradictions, you are forced to practice acceptance, which in a negative sense may lead to insensibility and indifference. 

Attempting to create a contemporary portrait of Indian society, Jivan is investigating this complex interrelationship in an assemblage that oscillates between celebration and critique, which will be presented in his final show titled ' A two letter poem ~ O   K'.

Jivan's residency is supported by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Magic and Loss by Ragini Bhow | Opens Friday May 16th 2014

Ragini Bhow's work addresses the nature of seeing, illusion, and the human perception of reality. By altering the familiar into the unfamiliar, she is able to traverse an ambiguous space that raises questions on what it means to view nature from the identity of a terrestrial. Her practice explores material relationships that develop from aesthetic observation, visceral exchange, and conversation. Through juxtapositions of man-made elements with the found organic, such as wood and neon light, she transforms the mundane into sacred artifacts that face an alternate dimension.

Ragini completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2013 with an academic background in Biology. She has been a current resident for 3 months at 1.Shanthiroad.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

PINEAPPLE/SNAKE/ CIRCLE by Benjamin Buchanan I Opens Saturday, 3rd May 2014

Benjamin Buchanan was born in New Plymouth , New Zealand in 1973. He studied Fine Arts at both Dunedin and Auckland University in New Zealand. His practice is engaged with abstraction and pattern making in historical and contemporary terms.

While in India, Buchanan has been inspired by the patterning in everyday culture, from auto decorations to temples. He has amassed a new body of 40 small works on paper and is using these for a large scale temporary installation at 1.Shanthiroad.

Benjamin's residency at 1.Shanthiroad is supported by the Asia-New Zealand Foundation.