INDIA ART FAIR 2018 : Saravanan Parasuraman : Conceptual Accumulations

Saravanan Parasuraman : Conceptual Accumulations

From the desk of D’s Art Takes, a personal blog of Art From Us we bring to you the highlights from India Art Fair 2017 & 2018, handpicked by Divvya Nirula 


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The radical installations of Saravanan are riveting. From the materials used to the laborious process  of their making. The incredible art installation loom larger than life at their Art Houz booth at the India Art Fair.

Versed in a variety of sculptural media such as ball bearings, sand, silicone, and fibreglass, Saravanan makes sculptures and works on canvas as well. His work reflect his various interests ranging from concepts  of randomness, the human condition and to processes of self-realization and the individual journey.


Accumulated Art

Saravanan has been working with organic forms composed of steel ball bearings under the theme of “accumulations”.  Referring specifically to the way in which one gathers experiential knowledge of the self and of the world, movig through life.

Interestingly, Saravanan comes out of an artistic tradition that saw the emergence of tantric painting in the 1960’s and 70’s and continues to nurture a holistic view of art and the world.

“I need the flexibility to be able to express in any way I can. I use whatever I can find; steel balls, silicon, fibre, metal, iron and so on” says the artist.

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Art  Houz Links

The exhibition of his work was hosted by  – Art Houz is one of the leading contemporary art galleries from South-India. Founded in 2012 by Vincent Adaikalraj, the gallery has achieved significant importance, mounting some of the most important shows from the Indian art scene.

Art Houz focuses on young emerging artists with an experimental approach to practice and expand the horizons of South Indian art audience. Saravanan is the perfect fit and find for Art Houz.

Born in Tamil Nadu, India, 1982; Saravanan Parasuraman, received his BFA from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai, in 2004 and his MFA from the same institution in 2006.

The artist lives and works in Chennai, India.


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