Sundaram Tagore Gallery , Stand n° 

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Anila Quayyum Agha

    Biography : Anila Quayyum Agha examines issues of global politics, cultural identity, mass media and gender roles in her multidisciplinary practice. The Pakistani-American artist is best known for her immersive, large-scale light installations in which she laser-cuts elaborate patterns into three-dimensional cubes. Suspended and lit from within, the cubes cast lace-like, floor-to-ceiling shadows that completely transform the surrounding environment, alluding to the richly ornamented public spaces such as mosques that Agha was excluded from as a female growing up in Lahore. In addition to her suspended light installations, Agha also creates wall-mounted sculptural works, including her Flowers series (2018) that explores love and loss inspired by the mixed emotions she experienced following her son’s wedding and mother’s passing, events that happened in the same year. Although these works may appear decorative, they are imbued with meaning, from the floral patterns that express the beauty and femininity of her mother, to the metallic threads commonly used for wedding dresses in Pakistan. The visual elements collectively amplify the interplay between the matrimonial and the funereal, and by extension, the larger cycle of life. To produce these elaborate works, Agha laser-cuts vibrantly hued encaustic paper with intricate patterns and adorns them with light-reflecting embroidery and beads. These exquisitely detailed drawings are framed within shadow boxes, allowing light to pass through the cut-outs and cast patterned shadows in a manner similar to her large-scale light installations. The framing and shadows allow these works to transcend their two-dimensionality. Anila Quayyum Agha has an M.F.A.in fiber arts from the University of North Texas. She has exhibited her work across the globe, including in the 2018 Kansas City Biennale, curated by Dan Cameron; the Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts; the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Texas;

  • Miya Ando

  • Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

  • Edward Burtynsky  (+)

    Also represented by:

  • Kamolpan Chotvichai

  • Golnaz Fathi

  • Kim Joon

  • Tayeba Begum Lipi

  • Zheng Lu

  • Ricardo Mazal

  • Sohan Qadri

    Biography : Sohan Qadri was the first Indian artist to venture into the realm of abstraction composing paintings that emerged from deep states of meditation. A poet, painter and Tantric yogi, Qadri is deeply engaged with spirituality. Growing up in Punjab, Qadri received exposure to Sufism, Hinduism, and Sikhism early in life. He was initiated into yogic practice by the age of seven. As a teenager, he ran away to a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in search of higher truths. A fascination with Buddhist doctrines continues to influence Qadri’s life and work. Today he is widely recognized for his luminous dye-infused works on meticulously serrated and punctured paper. He begins his process by bathing paper in acid-free water and once it is swollen with liquid, he rhythmically scores the surface and applies inks and dyes. The repetition of these careful incisions is an integral part of his meditation. Relying on a language of orifices and elongated paths or lines, Qadri abandons representation in search for transcendence. Imbued with vibrant hues, the rippled surfaces possess a strong sense of energy and rhythm. These are works that arrest our thoughts and invite us to experience the metaphysical. Over his long career, Qadri has interacted with notable cultural figures, including the Surrealist painter René Magritte, architect Le Corbusier, and Indian author Mulk Raj Anand. He has had more than 80 one-man exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. His works are held in such collections as the Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts; the Rubin Museum of Art, New York; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. His paintings are also in notable private collections, including those of Cirque du Soleil, Heinrich Böll, and Dr. Robert Thurman. Qadri lives and works in Copenhagen.

  • Sebastiao Salgado

  • Hiroshi Senju  (+)

    Biography : Hiroshi Senju is a painter who expresses contemporary modernity through ancient painting techniques that are unique to Japan. Hiroshi Senju’s art can be understood in its simple immediacy- bold, glowing lines flow down against a deep blue-black expanse in his Waterfall series. A sense of powerful, timeless calm, the monumental force and presence of nature, is perceived. He combines finely ground pigments derived from natural materials in a medium of animal-hide glue, and then applies this “paint” to handmade rice paper mounted on board. This results in a matte surface that glows with the richness of the applied colors. Senju is the first Asian artist to receive an individual fine arts award at the Venice Biennale for his acclaimed Waterfall paintings in 1995. Museums that collect his work include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; the University of California, Los Angeles, California; the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan; and The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan.

    Exhibition : Hiroshi Senju is a painter who expresses contemporary modernity through ancient painting techniques that are unique to Japan. Hiroshi Senju’s art can be understood in its simple immediacy- bold, glowing lines flow down against a deep blue-black expanse in his Waterfall series. A sense of powerful, timeless calm, the monumental force and presence of nature, is perceived. He combines finely ground pigments derived from natural materials in a medium of animal-hide glue, and then applies this “paint” to handmade rice paper mounted on board. This results in a matte surface that glows with the richness of the applied colors. Senju is the first Asian artist to receive an individual fine arts award at the Venice Biennale for his acclaimed Waterfall paintings in 1995. Museums that collect his work include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, California; the University of California, Los Angeles, California; the Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan; and The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan.

About

Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. We focus on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, our goal is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts. With alliances across the globe, our interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.



In 2015, the gallery began a program of partnering with museums and cultural organizations to organize exhibitions that further our mission of intercultural dialogue. Projects include Frontiers Reimagined, an exhibition of global art, produced with the Museo Palazzo Grimani in Venice for the Venice Biennale; the photography exhibition The World We Live In at the Ayala Museum in Manila; and Sebastiao Salgado: The World Through His Eyes at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre.

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Sundaram Tagore Gallery w:  http://www.sundaramtagore.com Founded:  2000 Sundaram Tagore Susan McCaffrey