Ritesh Ajmeri: Frozen white | Rust Drawings II. | Rusted Brain | Sharp Brain | Hard and soft edges | Question & Answer | Rusted Brain I. | Live
Frozen White | 2011
I molded some people´s eyes and framed them in India. I also made hundreds of Korean eyes for 9 months residency in Korea, installing them on the wall. The reason I put the colour "white" is from my racial gestures that I got in Korea, facing each other in some cold and frozen ways in many of public places. From this time, I started to adopt colour in my works as political meanings.
Rust Drawings II. | 2010
I put several pieces of wet paper on the mild steel plate recording the different surfaces from different times with rust stains. Taken-out rust material stain works might look like timely body checking such as blood test sheets or finger print test ones done with trust. I meant some visual appreciation of my body talking through gradual changes of colours according to the variation of time.
Rusted Brain | 2010
Sharp Brain | 2009
I nailed on wood plate, covering up the shape of my self-portrait. I personalized some shag owed parts with rust. The two pieces below are each other´s side of one piece like coin, having dense nails and crushed wood pieces combined in and out.
Hard and soft edges | 2008
Hard and soft edges is about sculpture means to me. By putting the terms of "Hard and Soft" in title, I tried to portray the tactile sensation of materials while making Indian God and Godness.
Luckily I could visualize the words in very simple art form of frames by putting hairs in a box fully to meet edges of scissors.
This box-like form might be appreciated as commercial display as well, but I wondered what situation I was in between making contemporary art works and Indian god sculptures.
Question & Answer | 2008
Rusted Brain I. | 2008
Live | 2008
Born in 1980, Vadora, India
Lives and works in India
My work starts from where I have been situated in my art-practice and traditional Indian sculpture family background as a middle class Indian, looking for the borders where media, objects, and images are incessantly susceptible to instability.