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Challenging Perspectives: An exhibition of Oil paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media

  • Nehru Centre 8 South Audley Street London, England, W1K 1HF United Kingdom (map)

The exhibition presents photographs by John Pheasant, oils paintings by Suchi Chidambaram, and jointly produced mixed media works which combine photography and oil painting to create a single image.  The exhibited works, both figurative and abstract, are of India, London and Italy, places to which Suchi and John both have strong attachments. 

Suchi 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 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 testing 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. 

Mixed media (Suchi and John work with a variety of surfaces: fine art paper, canvas, metallic bases like aluminium and dibond) creates exciting opportunities to combine contrasting approaches and styles: traditionally, the approaches of photographer and painter are very different as are their techniques for capturing light. The blending together of these approaches and techniques creates a new dynamic which draws the viewer into the image and challenges the imagination. 

Monday 23 October:

Inauguration at 18:15

Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25,Thursday, 26 October: 

Exhibition open 10:00 – 20:00, with wine, soft drinks and nibbles from 18:00

Friday 27 October:

Exhibition open 10:00 – 14:00

I very much hope you will be able to come!