23.01.20 to 12.02.20

Rajesh Ram’s practice draws from his boyhood memories of village life, intertwined with the moralistic teachings of popular children’s proverbs, while also expanding his exploration of the binaries of human and animal, rural and urban contexts. His composite bronze sculptures delveinto stereotypical human and animal behavior, and speak of the loss of our natural environment, the contested space of individual and collective identities and the cost of human progress. His paintings appear to demonstrate man-animal harmony where the laws of the jungle prescribe the rules of society. Growing Wild addresses the contradictions of growth, of privileging one species over the rest, in addition to urging the restoration of a new balance between ecosystems.