Harendra Kumar Kushwaha
Harendra Kumar Kushwaha (b.1980) completed his graduation and post-graduation from Faculty of Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. He received the CIMA Award in 2017.
About his present work in this exhibition, Harendra says, “… l initially started working with various mediums like acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media and water colors. While the different media presented their own lure and pictorial possibilities, what ultimately stuck to me is the notion of ‘making’ rather than a finished object.” This reliance on the idea of ‘process’, the unfinished and the ‘continuous’ led Kushwaha to explore the elastic possibilities of various materials, like fabric (especially denim), paper strips etc. among a host of others. This tryst with the material led him to explore various skill sets and processes, like weaving and stitching, often fabricating them over pre-existing found objects replicating it in its dimensional modalities and facets.
“As my methodology evolved, rather than concentrating on the final outcome, the “act” itself becomes more and more significant. I started to explore this as an end in itself.”