Yamini Nayar

Yamini Nayar
"Front corner," 2007
C-print, 20" x 24"
Edition 3/7
Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery
Estimated value: $1800
Starting bid:$500


Yamini Nayar holds a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design,
M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, and is a recipient of the Aaron
Siskind Fellowship. Her work has recently been exhibited at Scope
Basel, Queens Museum of Art, Chatterjee and Lal, Thomas Erben Gallery, and will be included in the upcoming exhibition, "Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today," at Saatchi Gallery, London, 2009. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, TimeOut, and is one of ten featured artists in the December 2008 issue of Vogue India. Yamini will hold her first solo exhibition with Thomas Erben Gallery in New York in 2009.

Artist statement:
"Through my work, I investigate themes of transition and transformation. Combining sculpture and photography, my images of constructed environments draw from various sources such as photo archives, artifacts of empire and personal narrative.

My practice is inspired by both the political and personal - colonial
histories, peripheral experiences - serve as points of departure in my work. I make sketches, and construct objects and environments -  which are then enlarged and photographed with a large-format camera. The final photograph is the remaining document, as the structure is discarded after the image is made."

Front Corner
Front Corner
Alwan Auction 2016

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