Ravi Kumar Chaurasiya

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Artist Statement

Ravi Kumar Chaurasiya is currently based and practising in New Delhi. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree from Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Visual Arts, Varanasi, in 2016, and Master’s degree in Art from Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Fine Arts, New Delhi in 2018.

Chaurasiya’s interdisciplinary art practice spans diverse mediums in various scales presented in the form of installations, painting, sculpture, sound art, video art (site-specific/site responding ) photography, performative pieces, drawings and performance. In all of his work, there is a focus on experimentation with light and colour, which he has tried to show through the process, subjects, concepts and choice of medium. The time duration from beginning a piece of work till the end is what really holds the importance in Chaurasiya’s work, and brings us much closer to it. Things that arouse his interest have to do with the life of objects, the temporal quality of animal and human activity in any environment.

In Chaurasiya’s recent body of work, he uses realistic style and semi-figurative approaches and invokes multiple things and is full of ailments of the world and its very existence. Often, a human figure is looking for its own path or the existence of the imaginative architect on one side and the symbolic experimental figure on the other. His work has multiple dimensions – various visual techniques and concepts are used. He is deeply interested in animal forms, specifically dogs (given their closeness to human beings), and how they can be understood as a metaphor for human society. His painting seeks to represent the discourse on the environment and how the interventions of humans have affected it.



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