Artist's Talk by Sachin George Sebastian
In conversation with Bhooma Padmanabhan
9 August 2016 | 5:00 - 6:30pm
Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi
Sachin George Sebastain's presentation of his work accompanies his solo exhibition "Sites of Metamorphosis" that is currently up at Vadehra Art Gallery. Set as a conversation with Bhooma Padmanabhan who has curated his current show, the talk will set to explore Sachin's entry into the professional world of contemporary art, his ideas on the city and its deep connection to the individual, his preoccupation with paper as a sculptural and tactile medium, and how he is currently exploring new directions in his practice.
Sachin received the FICA Emerging Artist Award (EAA) in 2014. The EAA emerges from collaboration between The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi, and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi. While Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, New Delhi hosted Sachin at Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland in 2015 for a three-month residency, Vadehra Art Gallery presents the solo show, SITES OF METAMORPHOSIS, of his recent works.
Sachin George Sebastian is a New Delhi based artist who completed his under graduation in Communication Design from National Insitute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. His practice with paper and pop-up books led him to participate in a residency at Khoj on The Idea of the Book in 2009, following which he started working as independent artist. He has shown his works in various shows in the city and outside. Some recent participations include Fractured, Site Specific Installation, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Dead Reckoning: Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat; and Material Ruptures, curated by Meenakshi Thirukude, Exhibit 320, New Delhi, all in 2015. Beirut Art Fair, Small Art is Beautiful, Curated by Fabrice Bousteau; Incidents of Phenomena - travelling exhibition by Fondazione Pastificio Cerere & Basu Foundation for the Arts - India, Italy, Myanmar - curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki, Ilaria Gianni and Sein Myo Myint; and Kempinski Arts Programme, Budapest & Berlin, in 2014.
For more information on the exhibition check www.vadehraart.com