http://shauryakumar.com

Bio

BFA, 2002, College of Art, New Delhi, India; MFA, 2007, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Exhibitions: Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai; BDL Museum, Mumbai; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Queens Museum of Art, NYC; Dubai Art Fair; India Art Fair; SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque; Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Los Angeles; UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque; Projecto Ace, Argentina, Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai, TamTam Gallery, Taiwan. Publications: Art in Print; The Mid America Print Council Journal; Handmade in India. Bibliography: Hindustan Times; The Hindu; Indian Express; Elle; Ghost; Anode Cathode: American Printmakers; Printeresting.org; Graphic Impressions; Survey of Contemporary Printmaking; Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Processes and Materials. Collections: SGC International; UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Royal College of Art, London; India Habitat Center, New Delhi; Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium. Awards: 2015 Faculty of the Year Award, SAIC; Illinois Individual Artists' Grant; Institute of Culture and Society, OH; Markem-Imaje International Award.


Personal Statement

Much of my work, thought and research in recent projects has been a response to the contemporary state of ruinous affairs. Reflecting on loss, destruction, iconoclasm and marginalization my work addresses how our understanding of history, culture and religion is constantly reinterpreted and distorted.

Employing diverse sets of tools, media, techniques and processes including print, drawing, sculpture and installation, my oeuvre focuses on a phenomenological understanding of object and space, while revealing a labor-intensive process in my art making. Indicating notions of presence and absence, these works play with architectural ruins, transient ephemera, and contextual displacements.

Synced to the vicissitudes of time and organic growth, drawing inspiration from classical texts and poetry to new media and ethnographic studies, my work addresses the loss of "aura" when the "original" is transformed in its meaning and narrative due to transposition, marginalization and destruction. It addresses the new world of non-objects and questions the role of individuals and institutions that assign them their new meaning.

 

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.