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    Sale 7585

    South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art

    11 June 2008, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    GIGI SCARIA (B. 1974)

    SOMEONE LEFT A HORSE ON THE SHORE

    Price Realised  

    GIGI SCARIA (B. 1974)
    SOMEONE LEFT A HORSE ON THE SHORE
    signed and dated 'Gigi Scaria '07' (lower right)
    digital print on archival paper
    36 x 84 in. (91.4 x 213.3 cm.)
    Executed in 2007; edition 2/5


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    Gigi Scaria explores issues of migration, displacement, social prejudice and class attitude in his work, examining these forces through close analysis of location and city structures. The artist frequently references his own native city of New Delhi in his subject matter, using cartography and architectonic devices to construct his precise uncluttered works. Working in a variety of different media, including sculpture, painting and photography, Scaria also expertly uses both history and irony in his work.
    In this photograph Scaria turns the Trojan horse inside out in order to expose the deceit and trickery carefully hidden within the object.

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    Exhibited

    New Delhi, Anant Art Gallery, City Cite Site, December 2007