'Concrete Dusk' - Vida Heydari Contemporary Hosts a Solo Exhibition by Artist M. Pravat at Bikaner House
New Delhi, India: Vida Heydari Contemporary (VHC), an Art Gallery from Pune will be presenting Concrete Dusk, a solo exhibition by the sought-after contemporary artist, M. Pravat with an exclusive preview on 18 August, 6-9 PM. The show will run through 24 August at Bikaner House, New Delhi. The exhibition will feature artworks that include sculptures, paintings, collages, and more.
Bringing together different mediums such as brick, dust, slate, wood, metal, graphite, pigment, ink, canvas, and paper, Pravat’s works display materials and forms that are drawn from the built environment and evolution of cityscapes.
Sharing his thoughts on the exhibition, M. Pravat says; “My interest in this subject comes from the lived experience of a city that is in a constant state of flux, both tangible and intangible, negotiating between its masterplan, its popular aspirations and the everyday experiences of it. One is in the middle of these transformations, be it from the intimacy of one’s home or on larger scales of urban development projects.”
This exhibition unfolds works that Pravat has been exploring about a city under construction. The gallery looks forward to welcoming you in experiencing this exclusive display of art at Bikaner House, New Delhi.
A Solo Exhibition by M. Pravat
Preview: August 18, 6 - 9 PM
19 - 24 August, 11 AM - 8 PM
Bikaner House, New Delhi
M. Pravat-Artist Statement (excerpt)
‘Concrete Dusk’ brings together my most recent body of works building upon themes I have been exploring for over ten years, namely the different expressions of a city under construction. My interest in this subject comes from the lived experience of a city that is in a constant state of flux, both tangible and intangible, negotiating between its masterplan, its popular aspirations and the everyday experiences of it. One is in the middle of these transformations, be it from the intimacy of one’s home or on larger scales of urban development projects. In the past, I tried to capture these changing forms through under-construction sites arrested in time. In recent years, my practice has turned to exploring processes of deconstruction, not only of the urban environment but of habitats, materials and images.
Concrete Dusk invokes the built environment in twilight. Instead of focusing on the constructive and destructive forces at work, how can we imagine a twilight urbanism where changes in urban surroundings are seen as a waxing and waning of scales, tonalities, textures and shadows? The red bricks for me are reminiscent of past civilisations as much as the subsequent building of empires in red sand-stone and modern urbanscapes in brick and mortar. This show is an attempt to bring these long timelines into conversation with one another.