Pulp Edition, 2021
Ananya Khaitan, Aniruddh Mehta, Arjun Sara, Dhvani Behl, Hanif Kureshi, Osheen Siva, Rohan Hande, Shiva Nallaperumal, Shivangi Ladha and Tanya Singh
10 Artists, 10 Prints, 20 Editions
Join us for the release on Saturday, 18 December 2021, 6 pm onwards
At Pulp Society, B-247, Okhla Phase I, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi 110020
The prints will be on view until 15 January, 2022 and will remain available through our website and shop thereafter.
Pulp Edition 2021 brings together a collection of limited edition serigraphs by 10 artists with distinct artistic practices. Each of these prints is a representation of their current ponderings and experiments all bound together by the medium of the serigraph executed by Suraj Gotwal in our studio.
The prints come forth as experiments in type and illustration as the artists all push the envelope of their own practices and embrace the medium of serigraphy.
Aniruddh Mehta goes back to the basics of visual communication and gives us his take on the statement “less is more” through an experiment typeset in Helvetica that aims to convey just enough. Hanif Kureshi explores the Nastaliq script which is the basis for written poetry in Urdu and Persian, evoking its beauty for the contemporary eye.
Shiva Nallaperumal and Ananya Khaitan explore their political beliefs through typography. Shiva Nallaperumal, through the word Jumla, 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; and Ananya Khaitan uses the famous 1931 song "Which Side Are You On?" written by Florence Reece about the war in Harlan County, Kentucky to create a bold print that acts as a provocation and moral compass for the viewer.
Bringing in the feminine perspective, Osheen Siva’s vibrant print inspired by the actress Rekha becomes a symbol of strong feminine energy in a lush and utopian universe. A similar lushness surrounds the form of Mania, a domestic worker from Delhi as she ponders the meaning of life in a print to her name by Shivangi Ladha.
Produced through the technique of halftone, Rohan Hande and Arjun Sara’s prints both draw from their memory of places to create evocative collages that draw one in and tempt to slow down and observe details. Hande’s print derives its imagery from snippets of urban living photographed during his trip through Japan, small things that one may miss in their complacency. Conversely, Revelling in the quiet stillness of space, Sara’s print discusses larger cosmological truths and explores their depiction through an abstraction of the form of the Jantar Mantar.
Rather than looking outwards, Tanya Singh and Dhvani Behl chose to look inwards, exploring their contrary perspectives to being homebound during the pandemic. While Behl draws on religious imagery to convey a sense of enlightenment, arrived at as a result of having more time for personal enrichment; Singh uses symbology derived from her growing interest in the occult and looks at it as a warping of time and the disorientation caused by it.
Reflections of the artist’s individual practice, these prints will be available in a limited edition of 20.
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