Project Description

This exhibition marks the debut of professional photographer, Nitin Gera, into the self- conscious realm of fine-art photography. In this self-curated show, the artist presents four ongoing series of works—‘Linear Improvisation,’ ‘Tactile Cues,’ ‘Deft Scapes,’ and ‘Counterpoint.’

All the artworks are limited edition prints on Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper.

Linear Improvisation

In this series the artist uncovers the rhythms intrinsic to his subjects. In the artwork titled ‘Rhongo’ he heightens the Zen like flow of the sand and clouds and directs the action into a surreal narrative of space and time. The linear elements on a microscopic level are magnified to disclose intricate relations in ‘Dew.’ In the artworks ‘Power’ and ‘Time Machine’ lines are worked upon to emphasize the symmetry of the subject and to induce dynamism. In the former a perfectly executed zoom-burst creates the sense of an ongoing projection, while in the latter a precise distortion, captured through a fisheye lens, simulates an inclusive inspection of an inscrutably white cosmos. In the artworks ‘Galactic 1 & 2’ manmade lights are made to perform within a celestial framework.

Tactile Cues

In this series the artist applies his adroitness in producing fine details to stimulate sensory experiences. In the first visual of the series, the sand gathered over the frozen surface of a river is as distinctly perceptible as the air bubbles trapped inside. The second visual captures the flow of continuously eroding sand. In the other two visuals in the series the artist juxtaposes textures— of a fish’s smooth skin over pebbles in shallow water and of a frozen cascade over vertical slabs of rock.

Deft Scapes

In this series the artist applies his adroitness in producing fine details to stimulate sensory experiences. In the first visual of the series, the sand gathered over the frozen surface of a river is as distinctly perceptible as the air bubbles trapped inside. The second visual captures the flow of continuously eroding sand. In the other two visuals in the series the artist juxtaposes textures— of a fish’s smooth skin over pebbles in shallow water and of a frozen cascade over vertical slabs of rock.

Counterpoint

In ‘Counterpoint I,’ a person of apparently modest means faces a lifestyle advertisement. In the second work of this series, a streak of water flows in freezing weather conditions. A hydrant in the first and a tap in the second act as visual anchors. The balance of the ongoing discourse in each artwork is finely poised by the use of thoroughly consonant visual language.