Colour Politics

Psychedelic patterns in multiple hues usually represent the human psyche and the mind games played in a modern urban set-up.

Written by Vandana Kalra | Published: August 20, 2013 3:57 am

Psychedelic patterns in multiple hues usually represent the human psyche and the mind games played in a modern urban set-up. Artist George Martin* will continue his engagement with this theme in the forthcoming exhibition at Palette Art Gallery,Delhi. Preparing for the show in October,he has canvases packed at his studio. The central work,however,is still in the making. Speaking about the installation,he says,“It’s a satire on the socio-political situation in India,where several of us are witnesses to a lot of situations and realities but hardly ever react. The work will deal with multiple issues,from corruption and fraud to pollution and fascism.” Still working on the concept,he visualises it as an installation where a dog is staring at a wall blinking with the word “Stop”,written with LED lights. A closer view reveals grievance words like “violence” and “blame” that come together to form the central word. “These are issues that concern us,” says the postgraduate from Government College of Art and Craft,Kolkata.

Martin is also preparing for his Shanghai outing which is a two-month residency at the Shanghai Art Museum. He will be working on what he calls the “red project”. “The colour has significance in India as well as China,” he says,“I’ll be conducting some interviews and photoshoots once I am in China.”

*George Martin is a Delhi-based artist

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