Delicate plants made from hard metals, electrical fittings put together to invoke the image of a profusely flowering bed, and metal scraps turned into animate animal forms, the world created by Narayan Sinha is a visual spectacle and thought-provoking at the same time.
Narayan Sinha’s solo exhibition titled ‘Imbue’ which displays essentially metal sculptures and installations is currently on at Open Court, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi. The exhibition has been put up under the banner of Art Ichol, an artist community in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh.
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The mediums he uses in the ongoing exhibition to create installations and sculptures include iron, brass, copper, ceramic and sandstone.
Born in 1977, in Nalhati Birbhum, West Bengal, Narayan Sinha is a science graduate turned sculptor. He lives and works in Kolkatta. His most noted series was titled ‘Debi’, a reinterpretation of spirituality and ritualism through the medium of metals.
Growing up in a rural environment brought him closer to nature. An automobile factory close to his home proved to be a major inspiration in the forming the language of his works. In his works he uses inanimate and industrial objects to create animate forms and in the process, he creates meanings that mirror the contemporary world we live in.
In a prolific career as an artist since 2000, he has done 12 solo shows. The major ones he has done include the Birla Academy of art and culture (Kolkatta, 2008). Gufa art Gallery (Ahmedabad, 2006), Jahangir art Gallery Mumbai 2005, and Academy of arts Kolkatta 2005.
The exhibition is currently on display and would continue to be till the end of June 2022.