As part of Alserkal Art Week, Volte Art Projects presents the Guernica Project by Indian multiprofessional artist and storyteller Raghava KK. It will be held until April 16th, 2022.
The artist’s 2021 work is called Guernica for the Siri-ocene. It is a monumental painting, the size of which is 3.5 x 8 metres. The inspiration for this was the Raghava’s personal study, Picasso’s original 1937 masterpiece, and hids various experiences. Raghava KK has turned to his digital experience, which made him a record-breaking $94,500 NFT sale at Sotheby’s only last year, for this phygital project.
The Guernica Project, continually expanding series, includes digital prints, paintings and a large choice of NFTs retelling Indian history using cartoon characters and memes. With the historical and the über-contemporary, Raghava tells an intriguing story that does not approve the binary classifications of conflict and harmony.
In the field of art, Raghava KK started off as a newspaper cartoonist. His creative work includes painting, sculpture, film, installation and iPad art, expressing his opinions on identity, conformity, celebrity, gender, ceremony.
The gallery will present Indian artist’s painting alongside prints of 69 NFT works created based on characters from the painting.
Vilma Jurkute, Executive Director, Alserkal commented that “As Dubai’s art scene continues to mature, our artistic community here is also evolving and growing. Volte Art Projects will contribute to this growth through its ambitious programme, further strengthening the arts ecosystem at large.”
Volte Art Projects represents and works on projects with famous international contemporary artists and collectives including: Sheba Chhachhi, Francesco Clemente, Wim Delvoye, Ranbir Kaleka, William Kentridge, Nalini Malani, Humans since 1982, James Turrell, and Based Upon.
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