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  • An Organisation Of Chaos: in The Works Of Pallav Chander

    Curated by Ashwariya Khemka & Prerna SM Jain

    Pallav Chander is a multi-media visual artist and theatre practitioner based in New Delhi, India. He often combines his two interests, harmonizing them as evidenced in his theatrical artworks. An Organisation of Chaos is Chander’s first virtual exhibition. This exhibition tells the story of Chander’s life and practice. 

     

     

  • Chapter 1
    Home Is Home, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 36 in.

    Chapter 1

     Pallav Chander grew up living and breathing art. When he was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD, words and numbers became difficult for him to decode. Art became a theraputic outlet for expression. It gave him his own personal stage, a stage where he could compose plays after plays... 

     

     

  • Studio, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22.5 in.
  • Broken Chords Can Sing A Little, 2018, Acrylic On Canvas, 48 x 48 in.
  • Chapter 2

    Chander uses vibrant colours, bold brush strokes and evocative textual elements. Triggered by situations such as learning disabilities and the loss of a dear friend, Chander began questioning authority. Be it the authority of the art world or that of the social environment around him. He noticed the hypocrisy present in contemporary society and developed a feeling of angst against it. The artist's works are born out of triggers, which could be an emotion or a situation. His canvas as a stage see plays that are full of grief and yet, hopeful for a better tomorrow. 

  • Angst My King, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.
  • Requiem For A Fallen Angel, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 53.5 x 45 in.
  • Chapter 3

    Greed being yet another dominant trait in human beings intrigued Chander. The boldness of his expressive style and rawness of his emotions lent the artist the ability to analyse the world around him with a disitnctily perceptive lens. His visual plays have various actors and performers with contrasting stances on the society. All the performers are played by the artist. These differential perspectives, according to the artist and his knowledge of theatre, can be called masks. 

     

  • For Greed All Nature Is Too Little, 2019, Acrylic on Paper, 30x22.5 in.
  • Power Play, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22.5 in.
  • Chapter 4

    Chander's works are a satirical commentary on the fake social interactions and games played by people which he observes around him. He reasserts his identity and position through these productions and through the striking text that are often enmeshed within them. He encourages the viewer to decipher his works without the pressure of arriving at any fixed meaning. The distorted portraits are confrontational and represent the facade of comforming with generalized norms. His works are thus, an organization of the chaos witnessed by him.

     

  • Blah Blah Blah, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22.5 in.
  • Insomnia, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22.5 in.
  • Double Face, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.
  • Fake World, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in.
  • Lovers, 2018, Acrylic on paper, 30 x 22.5 in.
  • Oops, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 29.5 in.
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