Challenging Perspectives

An exhibition of Oil paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media
Suchi Chidambaram and John Pheasant
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Inauguration: Monday 23 October 2017 – 06.15 pm
On display till Friday 27
October 2017 from 10.00 am to 06.00 pm

The exhibition, Challenging Perspectives, will present oil paintings by Suchi Chidambaram, photographs by John Pheasant and jointly created mixed media works on canvas and aluminium. The approaches of the photographer and of the painter are very different as are their techniques for capturing light. The combination of their respective traditions creates a new perspective which draws the viewer into the image and challenges the imagination. The images, both figurative and abstract, are of India, Italy and London, places to which Suchi and John both have strong attachments.

Suchi Chidambaram is a painter who was born and raised in southern India and now lives and works in London. Fascinated by perspective and initially self-taught, Suchi’s interpretations of urban landscapes are typically not painted in situ but from memory: fragments of visual data mingling with subjective, emotional responses. Suchi’s urban landscape series, both figurative and abstract, narrates her experiences of places and people.

John Pheasant is a photographer with a particular interest in land- and cityscapes and portraits. John relishes the technical and artistic challenge of using only natural light, often in challenging conditions (for example in rural Rajasthan where he works with a local NGO, Seva Mandir), to capture his experiences of the places he visits and the people he meets.