28 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
TARQ is delighted to announce Saju Kunhan's first solo exhibition at the gallery. This exhibition brings together a body of work that is the result of Kunhan's exploration of the archive along with the re-interpretation of images in shifting contexts. He uses wood and archival images to articulate his conceptual investigations.
Saju Kunhan (b. 1983) began his artistic training at the Government College of Fine Art, in his home state of Kerala, where he received his BFA degree. He went on to receiving an MFA in Painting from the Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. In 2014, Kunhan received a Post-Graduate Diploma degree in Museology and Conservation from CSMVS Museum, Mumbai.
Kunhan has been a part of exhibitions all across the country. Some of his recent exhibitions of note are - "Mattancherry", curated by Riyas Komu at URU art harbour, Kochi (2017); "Young Subcontinent", curated by Riyas Komu at Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2016); “Scape & Scope”, anniversary group show of TAO Art Gallery at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2016); “Liminal Affinities”, the inaugural exhibition at Nine Fish Art Gallery, Mumbai (2015); “The Deep Inside”, two man show at Kalakriti Art Gallery, Hydrabad (2015) an “Memento Mori”, TARQ, Mumbai (2015).
Kunhan’s practice involves mixed media works on wood that articulate his a conceptual and aesthetic engagement with archiving and examining the shape-shifting nature of images as they get reinterpreted in different contexts. He lives and works in Mumbai.