Baiju Parthan

Title: Deposition and Testimony
Size: 36 x 30 inches
Year: 2013
Medium: Rendering animated lenticular print


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Baiju Parthan’s works face off philosophy and theology with the contemporary issue of memes, machines and computers. His journey as an artist has been very interesting since he began his professional life as an engineer. He veered towards art theory through his encounters with several books including Sartre’s “Age of Reason”. Goa and enrolled in a five-year course in the fine arts. However, he reached a stage when he was disillusioned and gave up painting. This led him on a journey toward illustration and he did a brief stint at a few magazines. Finally, in the 1990s he arrived at his current stylistic expression, where he examines technology and art with the same analytical lens used for art. He is especially interested in the interface of technology and our religions beliefs. Parthan uses multi-media like the lenticular print, photorealistic acrylic on canvas and installations that explore a post human scenario.

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