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Challenging Perspectives


Challenging Perspectives

An Exhibition of Oil paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media

Suchi Chidambaram and John Pheasant

The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street

23 - 27 October 2017

The exhibition presents oils paintings by Suchi Chidambaram, photographs by John Pheasant and jointly produced mixed media works which combine photography and oil painting to create a single image.  The exhibited works, both figurative and abstract, are of India, London and Italy, places to which Suchi and John both have strong attachments.

Suchi is a painter who was born and raised in southern India and now lives and works in London. Fascinated by perspective and initially self-taught, Suchi’s interpretations of urban landscapes are typically not painted in situ but from memory: fragments of visual data mingling with subjective, emotional responses.  Suchi’s urban landscape series, both figurative and abstract, narrates her experiences of places and people.

John is a photographer with a particular interest in land- and cityscapes and portraits. John relishes the technical and artistic challenge of using only natural light, often in testing conditions (for example in rural Rajasthan where he works with a local NGO, Seva Mandir), to capture his experiences of the places he visits and the people he meets.

Mixed media (Suchi and John work with a variety of surfaces: fine art paper, canvas, metallic bases like aluminium and dibond) creates exciting opportunities to combine contrasting approaches and styles: traditionally, the approaches of photographer and painter are very different as are their techniques for capturing light. The blending together of these approaches and techniques creates a new dynamic which draws the viewer into the image and challenges the imagination.



Monday 23 October:

Inauguration at 18:15

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25,Thursday, 26 October:

Exhibition open 10:00 – 19:30 with wine, soft drinks and nibbles from 18:00

Friday 27 October:

Exhibition open 10:00 – 14:00

Earlier Event: June 24
Kensington & Fulham Open Art Spaces
Later Event: January 15
A Tale of Two Southwarks