Saturday, March 3, 2018

Riyas Komu's solo exhibition 'Holy Shiver' at Vadehra Art Gallery

Riyas Komu, Dhamma Swaraj, 2017, Oil on canvas, 72 x 54 in (each). Image courtesy of Riyas Komu and Vadehra Art Gallery
Contemporary artist Riyas Komu's solo exhibition Holy Shiver at Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi, India is a response to a State in deliberate conflict with its founding principles. Komu draws on the philosophy of “militant enthusiasm” to produce a series of oil portraits, woodcuts, videos, installations, and archival prints that address the communal issues currently plaguing the country. As our everyday lives are barraged with stories of animosity towards ‘the other’ and violence to establish a nationalised identity, Holy Shiver is a timely examination and searing critique of the State machinery's prevailing inclination to substitute faith in the country’s constitution and democratic framework with fear and loathing. [More]
Riyas Komu | Holy Shiver | 2 February - 3 March 2018