Dubai: Geometry and geography are at the center of a new exhibition by contemporary Indian artist Jitesh Kalat titled “Order of Magnitude” in Dubai.
Mumbai-based Galad is holding its first solo exhibition in the Middle East on Al Sergal Street in Dubai until July 1.
The artist presents paintings, multimedia installations, maps and site-based interventions that reflect his vision of the relationship between the universe and the earth.
As you enter the spacious and airy room, you will see a series of maps around the gallery similar to the horizon and equator.
Galat told Arab News that the project was accidentally launched under the title “Integrated Studies (Paintings from Life)”.
“For most of 2020, for some reason, I had websites on my homepage revealing our numbers on the planet. It continued for a few months, but I did not fully resolve it. Said the artist.
“On January 1, 2021, I came back from the morning run and got this insight into painting. Galat said, pointing to the first frame of the series, which was perfectly aligned.
Each drawing with geometric shapes is done using pencil and paint. It consists of three set numbers: the world population estimated by the algorithm, the number of newborns and the number of deaths recorded at the time of job creation.
Gallot created 365 works of art in 2021, creating new ones every day. In the gallery, he was able to visualize everything the walls could hold, and it equals about five to six months’ worth of paintings, says Gallad.
Next to these works of art is a wall-sized painting entitled “The Postulate of a Restless Ray” whose perimeter takes the conical shape of the Albers land.
The work begins with a dangerous section phase – drawn in watercolor pencil – which opens the globe to a flat plane.
“I take the shape of a world map, but I’ll start with this planetary shape and use images, seabed patterns, celestial shapes, body shapes and floral patterns that come from under the sea. Around the world, including Tokyo, Berlin, Milan, Sydney, Chicago and Brussels. Galat, who conducted the exhibitions, explained that it was like working on many geometries around the world with a kind of abstraction.
At the center of his gallery, Collot offers double-sided and multi-edged photo work entitled “Epicycles.”
The series began with the beginning of the Govt-19 epidemic, with a hand-drawn diary that recorded subtle changes in the Gollot workshop where he lived for some time to prevent infection for his family.
He said, “I started to see things I had never seen before, like a small crack in the studio wall. I started noticing smaller and smaller changes in my studio environment and kept my notebook maps.
He then filled the painting book with pictures from the 1955 Man Family Exhibition, organized by photographer Edward Steichson at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The resulting prints combine the artist’s daily notes with archive images of human unity captured by photographers around the world. The figures shown appear on a lenticular surface and disappear when one is doing work, giving a complex picture of time.
On the second floor of the gallery, Gallad presented his high-speed installation “Covering Letter (Terranum Nuncius)”.
It shows images of The Golden Record, a 12-inch gold-plated phonograph recorded during NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 space missions in 1977.
Inside the programmed LED frames, 116 parallax printed images glow in a breath-like rhythm.
“These are all images and sounds that are currently in galaxy beyond the solar system. They left Earth in 1977.” It may continue in an empty space.
Aimed at summarizing the life on Earth as it was in 1977, the production of the covers includes scientific, anatomical and cosmological charts.
The exhibition spans the Golden Record in 55 languages with the greetings of the universe.
As the two Voyager spacecraft continue their journey into space 14 billion miles beyond Earth, this work is reminiscent of our world to another unknown place.
Galat told the Arab News, “I am very interested in some subtle invisible geometry. Each exhibition and each work has its own architecture, which seeks to achieve another insight through its architecture.
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