Shiva Nallaperumal, "Jumla", 2021
Serigraphy on Cordenons Alpha Absolut White (300 GSM),
59.4 x 42 cm
Edition of 20 + 2 AP + 2 GP
Literally meaning "clause" or "sentence" in Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati, Jumla has gained other connotations in the past six decades: false promise or exaggeration. This work articulates the essence of a political false promise: that they are loud but hollow, and how each successful lie leads to an even bigger one.
About the artist
Shiva Nallaperumal is a Graphic Designer, Art Director and Typeface Designer and co-founder of the plural design practice November (with Juhi Vishnani). November has created Identity Systems, printed matter, typefaces, exhibitions and campaigns for a wide variety of clients from the Tech, Film, Media, Art, Publishing and Fashion industries from around the world. As a type designer, Shiva has worked with/published typefaces with Typotheque, Commercial Type, Bold Monday, Sharp Type and Lost Type Co-Op. In 2017 Shiva became the first graphic designer to be chosen as one of Forbes India's 30 Under 30. In 2019 he was inducted into the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).