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Thukral & Tagra

Thukral & Tagra Dominus Aeris - The Great, Grand Mirage  2009

Thukral & Tagra | Jiten Thukral | India b.1976 | Sumir Tagra | India b.1979 | Dominus Aeris - The Great, Grand Mirage 2009 | Synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas | Triptych: 213.5 x 213.5cm (each) | Image courtesy: The artists and Gallery Nature Morte, New Delhi

Jiten Thukral

b.1976 Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Sumir Tagra

b.1979 New Delhi, India

Live and work in Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Thukral and Tagra have been working collaboratively since 2000. Their multimedia practice reflects the dynamism and ambition of India’s rapidly growing economy, while commenting upon consumer culture and social aspirations. Encompassing painting, sculpture, installation and video, as well as fashion and product design, interior design and graphics, the work of these versatile artists is characterised by exuberant colour, elaborate imagery and wicked humour, blurring the boundaries between advertising, branding, retail and art. For APT6, Thukral and Tagra will create an installation that brings together their varied work in art and design. The work is conceived around the dreams of young people in India, in particular the Punjabi people of the country’s north, dreams that involve emigrating to other countries, often at great cost to themselves and their families. Thukral and Tagra’s work will explore the tension between aspiration and reality through a highly constructed domestic space, featuring paintings, sculpture, video and consumer objects.

Exhibitions (solo): Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany, 2009; Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia, 2008; Bose Pacia, New York, United States, 2007; Nature Morte, New Delhi, India, 2007. Exhibitions (group): ‘Chalo! India’, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2008. www.thukralandtagra.com

Installation photography
APT6 | Thukral and Tagra | Escape! For a dream land 2009 | Mixed media installation including Dominus Aeris – The Great Grand Mirage 2009 and Windows of opportunity 2009 

APT6 exhibiting artists and projects are: Minam Apang | Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan | Chen Chieh-Jen | Chen Qiulin | Cheo Chai-Hiang | DAMP | Solomon Enos | Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian | Subodh Gupta | Gonkar Gyatso | Kyungah Ham | Ho Tzu Nyen | Emre Hüner | Raafat Ishak | Runa Islam | Ayaz Jokhio | Takeshi Kitano | Ang Lee | Mansudae Art Studio | Rudi Mantofani | Mataso Printers | The Mekong: Bùi Công Khánh, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Sopheap Pich, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Svay Ken, Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu, Vandy Rattana | Tracey Moffatt | Farhad MoshiriKohei Nawa | Shinji Ohmaki | The One Year Drawing Project | Pacific Reggae: Roots Beyond the Reef | Rithy Panh | Reuben Paterson | Campbell Patterson | Wit Pimkanchanapong | Qiu Anxiong | Kibong Rhee | Hiraki Sawa | Shirana Shahbazi | Shooshie Sulaiman | Thukral & Tagra | Charwei Tsai | Vanuatu Sculptors | Rohan Wealleans | Leba Toki, Bale Jione & Robin White | Yang Shaobin | Yao Jui-Chung | YNG | Zhu Weibing & Ji Wenyu