Tectonic Live, an exhibition of paintings and puppets
He attempts to capture the multi-facetedness of living, which is passive and active, organic and inorganic. The works are inspired by the aesthetics of Bauhaus and traditional Naga renderings.
About the artist:
Jimmy Chishi is a Delhi-based visual artist from Nagaland who works through the media of painting, sculpture and shadow puppetry. His art is deeply inspired by the visual art traditions of Northeast India, the elements of which make an appearance in his artworks. His interest in film, mechanical designs and the world of puppet theatre also inform his visual style.
He has received awards from the Ministry of Culture and the Lalit Kala Akademi for puppetry and painting, respectively. His recent exhibition ‘Those who sing the lullabies’ at the Pune Biennale 2017 explored experiments on puppets. He had his first solo show ‘Songs of Reconciliation’ at Infusion Studio Delhi in March 2016. Some of his group shows include ‘Body Luggage’, Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria, September 2016; ‘Art for the Industry’, Tata Centre for Excellence, Jamshedpur 2014; ‘United Art Fair 2013’, Pragati Maidan, Delhi, October 2013.