“Civilization is built on an aqueous foundation. A world that is in a constant flux, a culture continually in ebb and flow.”
Bijoy Jain’s highly emotional body of work has drawn largely from his interest in the act of observation – a perception untouched by prejudice – of things which can be found in nature. Trained as an architect, he considers man to be synonymous with material, where the former is a measure of an environment in a state of constant flux. “There is a language – he says – being written or spoken at all times in our surroundings.”
Water, Air, Light explores the question of how to absorb phenomena and one’s engagement with time, by remaining true and continuously open to discoveries. The objects’ surfaces and materiality are born of a palpable relation between artist and matter, evoking one’s inner desire to engage with the material. It is through this duality of artist to work and work to spectator that the exhibition attempts to convey the reincarnation of what he calls affection. Through the ideas of surface displacement, mass, weight, density the aim is to remain in practice of the elements that make us and the environment that we inhabit.