JJ Valaya and Gallery Nature Morte to open 'The Soul in the Space (A Journey of Architectural Influences)'
October 26, 2012: Following from previous year’s Decoded Paradox art exhibit by Indian designer JJ Valaya, the designer is now showcasing a second series of photographic works which is both more abstract and more personal.
The focus of ‘The Soul in the Space’ is on details of architecture shot in three locations that connect with his own biography: Jodhpur (the city of his birth), Chandigarh (the city where he was raised), and Dufftown, Scotland (where he first discovered architectural photography during an artist’s residency).
With a precise eye, Mr Valaya concentrates on mass, line and texture in both black-and-white and colour works, composing starkly dynamic scenarios that are not only aesthetic but also open to varied interpretations. The prints on view will range from large-scale blow-ups to communicate a monumental grandeur to sets of smaller prints that are grouped together, creating syncopated rhythms.
This new exhibition will open on October 31, 2012 at Gallery Nature Morte, and will continue till November 24, 2012. On view also, at the Nature Morte gallery at the Oberoi Gurgaon, from November 4 to December 2, 2012, will be a selection of works from Mr Valaya’s ‘Decoded Paradox’ series.
Nature Morte is located in near Siri Fort Auditorium and is open daily from 10am to 6pm, closed on Sundays.