“I attempt to go beyond the physical realm of objects; taking reference from the philosophy of the object’s existence beyond its physical nature – interpreted with perception and inference; regarded as the ultimate intellectual analysis.”
- Shailesh B.R.
The (Pro)found Object celebrates an artist’s reverent curiosity for curios through the recent works and practices of four exciting contemporary artists. These artists engage with a speckled roster of found objects from published books and appropriated telegrams to personal relics and everyday objects, illustrating a sensory intellectualism necessary for transfiguring dispositions of identity into interactive archives of persons, time and place yielded through collective access. Working in regions across the world, Shailesh, Dodiya, Ahmad and Maharjan deliberate on form and function as much as translations of meaning from each of their activations, weaving expanded notions of materials and meditative processes into traditional collage, painting and sculpture, therein transgressing the otherwise measured interplays between art and its utilitarian faculties