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Lightboxes and Electric Murals

I have been fascinated by light-boxes since I was a boy in Calcutta: the backlit pictures in shop windows, advertising their wares, were, for me, the best part of walking along Gariahat or Park Street during the festive seasons.

In my work, I re-imagine lightboxes and electric murals as both light-source and aesthetic objects: the glow of the box extends the picture beyond the frame, and invites the viewer to immerse themselves in the piece, and also in the environment.

As light-source, the box is indispensably utilitarian – yet people in its vicinity are part of its electric aura. This leads to heightened aesthetic engagement and, I hope, a fuller experience of the actual space, as well as the art.