RATHIn barman

No... I Remember It Well 2015
Welded rebar structure and fiber glass cast of land
180 x 114 x 5 inches


We Played Even at Night, 2015. Set of 10 sculptures,
rebar, cast concrete, iron pipes, weathered metal
Courtesy of the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata (IN)


 A Home with a View, 2014. Welded construction rebar, 350.5 × 685.6 × 289.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Experimenter, Kolkata (IN) and Sonaparanta Goa Center for Arts, Panaji (IN)

A Home with a View, 2014. Welded construction rebar,
350.5 × 685.6 × 289.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist,
Experimenter, Kolkata (IN) and Sonaparanta Goa Center
for Arts, Panaji (IN)




 

Born 1981, Tripura, India

Lives and works in Kolkata, India

EDUCATION

2010

M.F.A. Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

2008

B.F.A. Faculty of Visual Arts, Ra

bindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

SOLO PROJECTS

2015

No...I Remember It Well | Experimenter, Kolkata

2014

A Goldfish Bowl | Gallery SKE, Bangalore

Landscape from Memory (Situation 1)

solo project curated by Diana Campbell | Dhaka Art Summit

2012

Frieze New York

Sculpture Park | Curated by Tom Eccles

De Cordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Massachusetts, USA | Curated by Nick Capasso

2011

And My Eyes Fill with Sand... | Experimenter, Kolkata

Involvement with Green & White | a community based public art project in Rajasthan, India

MFA Display | Faculty of Visual Arts, RBU, Kolkata

 

Over the last few years, Rathin has been interested in interventions in different urban spaces. These spaces are mostly physical, defining the fabric of a particular city. Through these interventions, he tries to highlight a subtle sense of wry helplessness that is born from its location between reality and illusion. He does this through his sculptures, drawings, and placements of other objects that he makes or collects, attempting to redefine modern spaces, both visually and conceptually.

To him, the city is a political phenomenon, reflecting many ideologies and different socio-political points of view. Constantly transforming cityscape, driven by economic and social changes, has led him to research architecture, the urban sprawl, development, and human behavior, situated within this milieu.

 

www.rathinbarman.com