Date(s) - 28/09/2016 - 18/10/2016
Alliance Francaise de Bangalore
YOUNG TALENT PROGRAM: Roaring by Aakash Anand
All day | 28th of September – 18th of October | Alliance française Atrium
Opening night on 28th Septembre at 7.00 pm
A computer engineer by training, along with vast experience in design and multimedia, his true focus is art. He draws the viewer into a world of unknowns in search of a disconcerting beauty, the inherent visual seductiveness that follows this quest is a labor – intensive process which he confesses to explicitly as a personal exorcism ritual.
There is an air of the 20s in Aakash Anand’s works. One cannot look at the strong and powerful drawings without thinking about a revolution that happened about a century ago, the art deco movement. Highly graphic, delicately geometric, vividly symmetrical, Aakash’s style proudly borrows from his predecessors with a very personal anthropomorphic twist. His roaring series takes the viewers to a dream-like world where monsters look at human beings and human beings at monsters. The artist’s intricate works would also drive Freud mad. Roaring is a show that goes beyond its visual aesthetics ! – Franck Barthélémy