A conversation between Grant Watson, Anita Dube and Nicola Durvasula at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
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This spotlight on Sosa Joseph is the third in a series of four spotlights on Painters in the gallery's program, by London-based curator and writer Grant Watson.
Coaxed out of a haze of red chalk, the 12 new works on paper for In Touch convey an atmosphere that hovers between tranquillity and disquiet. Whether these landscapes are menacing or enchanted is to a certain extent irrelevant because as the artist explains, his drawings are largely hermetic and concerned principally with a series of formal moves.
A number of the artists participating in the second part of the group exhibition, RED, have chosen to allude to the exhibition’s eponymous colour, rather than invoking it directly. They approach red through its traces and its complementaries, its contraries and its residues.
As a gallery that has focused on the medium of Painting since its inception in 2006, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke is recognised for the extraordinary painterly positions it represents, with practices that have emerged over the past decade. This spotlight on Ratheesh T. is the first of a series of four artist spotlights on leading painters in the program, by London-based curator and writer Grant Watson.
This spotlight on Abir Karmakar is the second of a series of four artist spotlights on leading painters in the program, by London-based curator and writer Grant Watson. Karmakar’s life-sized paintings are currently on view in New York for the Asia Society Triennial “We Do Not Dream Alone” cocurated by Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe and Boon Hui Tan: “The artist’s carefully researched and meticulously rendered depictions of domestic items highlight social and temporal idiosyncrasies of modern India and its legacy of colonization by the British Raj.”