14th July to 23rd August 2010
This exhibition brings together the work of artists and illustrators from the Pao Collective – a pioneering collective of comic book artists . On the edge of art and literature, this compilation of large-scale ‘pages’ of illustrations, provokes the perception of comic books as being juvenile and fantastical narrative. It looks at the Novel in the true sense, as an extended sequence conveying a narrative and examines the underlying structure and mechanics of developing a Graphic Novel, exposing it as a unique art form.
Brought together in 2008, by their common interest in promoting a culture of reading and creating comics the Pao Collective comprises of Amitabh Kumar, Orijit Sen, Parismita Singh, Sarnath Banerjee and Vishwajyoti Ghosh. This exhibition brings together over 30 work that present stories of the urban, the political, of a contemporary Indian culture.
Focussing on works without text in it, almost all works are new except the work of Orijit Sen who presents a rare, alluring glimpse into the variety of his pen’s response to the social and political developments over the decade the Nineties.
The Pao Collective is based in Delhi and is currently working on an anthology of comic book/graphic novel pieces by new and established writers and artists.
16th July 2010, 6:30pm onwards – opening party
Hot Meal, Warm Company
A drawing installation of live, visual conversation between five artists.
Conceived by Sarnath Banerjee