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Sculptures to reshape our unique vision

Adip Dutta’s solo exhibition, the second edition of ‘In Touch,’ is bringing to light usually overlooked everyday objects which shape the world around us

Conceived as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused an unprecedented physical closure of public spaces and cultural institutions, the second edition of In Touch is back. Featuring twelve galleries from India and Dubai, this digital platform has been created in partnership between galleries to present online exhibitions.

Part of the initiative, gallery Experimenter is back in the second season with ‘Form Anew’ a solo exhibition by Adip Dutta. Presenting a suite of intricate works on paper and sculptures in bronze and cast paper, the exhibition extends Dutta’s ongoing practice in looking at form and landscape

“We are delighted to present a sensitive and nuanced solo by Adip Dutta. Evident in the paper cast and bronze sculptures of wrapped goods is Dutta’s gaze that invites the viewer to renew the value we assign as a society to objects that are every day and occupy our field of vision,” says Prateek Raja, director, Experimenter.

Over several years, Dutta has immersed himself in the nightscape of the city. In a changing environment the cityscape and its streets, usually bursting at its seams, has also transformed bringing to life a surreal vision of material abandonment and study of form that Dutta has long explored.

His works sculpturally relook at the form left behind in empty spaces of bustling footpaths, wares sold on streets tightly packed with tarpaulin and discarded items of daily use. He uses these subjects and paints them in intricate, contemplative brush and ink works and sculpting them in a variety of mediums.

Often, he sculpts trees and fallen branches in bronze in an extension of his exploration of form, but also as witnesses to his ethereal vision of the nightscape. ‘Form Anew’ attempts to draw the meaning of what we are surrounded by, yet fail to see as the world around us rapidly changes, and re-evaluates how we find ourselves within a recalibrated environment.

The exhibition is on display at the website of In Touch for one month