Ashvita’s is pleased to present Primordial Universe, an exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by the Chennai-based painter and performance artist C. Krishnaswamy. Krishnaswamy (b. 1973) is an artist who commonly explores themes relating to transience, energies, frequencies, vibrations, masquerade, traditions, the material and immaterial, rituals, yoga and everyday life around him through the use of his body.
In this latest exhibition, Krishnaswamy’s first solo exhibition since 2012, the artist presents his continuing engagement with the “disguised form”. According to Krishnaswamy who tries to identify the truth of life, shapes and forms and who delves deep into his experiences and consciousness to investigate the imperceptible, the universe is in disguise—hidden/concealed from being seen, felt and subsequently known. This harks back to the traditions and rituals found in his birthplace, Chinnasalem, in Tamil Nadu, where local inhabitants disguise themselves once every year as part of their celebration of a certain episode of the Mahabharata—that of the safe return (as a result of the disguises they adopt to keep themselves hidden) of the Pandavas and Draupadi after their 13 year exile.
Join us at our recently-opened exhibition space to watch Krishnaswamy attempt to, once again, unveil the hidden, by becoming one with the primordial energies of the universe.
Login to R.S.V.P. for the Opening Reception on 23rd January 2020, 7pm