Regulating Lines: an exhibition of contemporary photographs at Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar by Abhishek Sharma ਰੇਗੁਲੇਟਿੰਗ ਲਾਈਨਜ਼: ਅਭਿਸ਼ੇਕ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਮਕਾਲੀਨ ਫੋਟੋਗ੍ਰਾਫ਼ਿਕ ਤਸਵੀਰਾਂ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਦਰਸ਼ਨੀ ਇੰਡੀਅਨ ਅਕੈਡਮੀ ਆਫ ਫਾਈਨ ਆਰਟਸ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵਿਖੇ
Presented by Punjab Lalit Kala AKademi
in collaboration with Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar
at S G Thakur Singh Art Gallery
Madan Mohan Malvya Road
Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar
14 to 17 January 2019
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
ਪੰਜਾਬ ਲਲਿਤ ਕਲਾ ਅਕਾਦਮੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ
ਇੰਡੀਅਨ ਅਕੈਡਮੀ ਆਫ ਫਾਈਨ ਆਰਟਸ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਨਾਲ
14 ਜਨਵਰੀ ਤੋਂ 17 ਜਨਵਰੀ 2019 ਤੱਕ
ਰੋਜ਼ਾਨਾ ਸਵੇਰੇ 10.00 ਵਜੇ ਤੋਂ ਸ਼ਾਮ 6.00 ਵਜੇ ਤੱਕ
ਐੱਸ ਜੀ ਠਾਕੁਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਆਰਟ ਗੈਲਰੀ
ਮਦਨ ਮੋਹਨ ਮਾਲਵੀਆ ਰੋਡ, ਇੰਡੀਅਨ ਅਕੈਡਮੀ ਆਫ ਫਾਈਨ ਆਰਟਸ ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵਿਖੇ
Punjab Lalit Kala AKademi in collaboration with Indian Academy of Fine Arts Amritsar organised an Exhibition of Contemporary Photographs by Abhishek Sharma, at S G Thakur Singh Art GalIery, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Madan Mohan Malvya Road, Amritsar which opened on 14th January, 2019 at 5.00 pm.
Through this exhibition the Akademi seeks to expose the art lovers of Punjab and Chandigarh to the shifting focus of the photography from the mundane to a highly conceptualized world of images and concerns. The artist’s effort to expand the scope by pushing the boundaries of the medium is a compelling viewing for those who love to explore the possibilities in any given area of human concerns.
To provide a platform to artists for showcasing their artworks the Akademi had given an open call to artists between the age group of 25 and 50 to apply for solo shows at its gallery in Chandigarh. Abhishek Sharma is one of the six artists selected under this scheme.
This Exhibition was earlier held at the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi Art Gallery at Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh from 3rd to 7th January and received much critical acclaim from viewers as well as the media.
Abhishek Sharma did his MFA Photography from New York. His work encompasses photography, video sculpture, art applications, and installation. He was most recently featured in exhibitions at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, La Marcha de Mayo Art Fund Show, Photo-Ville, and various group exhibitions in Auckland, New Zealand. Abhishek Sharma is currently based in Chandigarh, India.
His work tends to investigate the photographic medium as a time capturing device.
In series of his work he interrogates photography’s role as a medium used to capture reality. By juxtaposing images of disparate cultural identities and origins.
He tends to call the viewers attention to their role as interpreter, to ever shifting meaning of images.
This Project ‘Regulating Lines’ spans from collecting and archiving paper to probe its resemblance to structures, places and the digital realm.
“By enlarging patterns of airmail envelopes, overlaying them to create distortions between different patterns
I sought to further deconstruct the physical documentation into a digital and fictional realm”.
“Citing works such as Crying Lot of 49, my thesis work is centered on notions of society, control of information and laws of thermodynamics. “