THUKRAL & TAGRA

Coniecturas - 03, 2021
Oil on Canvas
48 x 48 x 2.75 inches.
TT- 01
Biography

Jiten Thukral Born 1976, Jalandhar, Punjab, India, 1998 BFA, Chandigarh Art College 2000 MFA, New Delhi College of Art Sumir Tagra Born 1979, New Delhi, India 1999 Shankar’s Academy of Arts, New Delhi 2002 BFA, New Delhi College of Art 2006 PG, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively with a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installations, interactive games, video, performance, and design. Thukral & Tagra work on new formats of public engagement and attempt to expand the scope of what art can do, further emphasizing what the practice can do in a virtual context through their archives and publications. They break out of the mediated-disciplinary world, create multi-modal sensory, and storytelling in immersive environments.Their earlier work dealt with tropes of migration, mythological narratives, symbols of Indian identity, and motifs of a globally manifested consumer culture that enliven a largely pedantic and static area of cultural material. From a pop visual character to a predominantly abstract visual approach and compositional philosophy, Thukral & Tagra constantly shift in terms of their grammar and vocabulary. They have offered sociopolitical commentary that is implicit in their aesthetic for the past eighteen years.  Recently, they seek to identify the practice as pedagogy through their collaborative Pollinator.io – Interdisciplinary lab, which cultivates an inclusive learning ecosystem that indexes to achieve knowledge sharing through cross-pollination.

About the Work 

Welcome Onboard! to the new world of order, you must keep away your operating toolkits as they may hold no relevance anymore. In order to build a new essential kit, you have to edit, amend, delete, or choose various ways to best survive in the new reset. To serve this moment, humankind needs ways with which they have never operated. This journey is a quest for new perspectives, a search for conscious global allies/ forces, and more to just be able to endure, as we continue to inquire about "How to avoid this Climate Disaster - driven by the first-class citizens"? As appears, our memories are inked, the skin feels no longer the same, its colors will only bleed every nanosecond of your rest of life. As we enter the brave new decade, we all need a mountain to climb before it melts thin. This is a conjecture, so Welcome Aboard!