Kerala-based artist Vincent Pallisserys works at the fair such as Iron Lady and Lords Rats, besides three others,had people grouping around his anamorphic style illusions created on metallic cylinders,with a very different pattern reflecting from the canvas beneath it. Pallissery says its a technique that vanished about 1600 years ago and was often used to relay secret messages on war sites. Each work took him about nine months to complete.
Mumbai-based Kunal Naiks 2011 series In Search of the Lost Code,is ready to be hit by a plywood stick,held by its drawer knobs,or switched on or off. This interactive series includes objects such as bells from Kutch,a 120-year-old photo plate,coconut grater and ancient ceramic base switches.
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Delhi’s College of Art-graduate Neeraj Rawals Joyriders stood majestically next to the conference room. A recreation of his 2011 work,Street Car Named Desire,this one has children discovering the car in their own playful way,unmindful of the audience.
A giant denim punk skull face is a revelation; its the first thing you see at the fair. Located strategically at the entrance,Anil Kumar Goswamis Immortality depicts back-to-back skulls of a man and a woman. If the playing card motifs on the mans teeth depict him as a player by nature,the woman has heart-shaped denim cut-outs,depicting love and warmth.