TARQ is delighted to present Remains of the Day -an exhibition of photographs by artist Shahid Datatwala. This exhibition is Datawala's first with TARQ and its preview will be hosted in conjunction with the launch of Verve's July Art Issue.
The two series that make up the exhibition - "Half Naked Nude" and "Unstill Life" - come together in their common theme of an exploration of the uncanny in everyday objects. They are influenced by Datawala's wider practice that branches into the realms of design and fashion photography. His unique eye for seeking out the extraordinary amidst the banal is evident in these bodies of work.
TARQ will also be hosting a walk-through with the artist on Saturday, 8th July, at 4.30 pm.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Shahid Datawala's practice is an amalgamation of his many lives as a lens based artist, fashion photographer and designer. He has photographed extensively for various prestigious publications while also exhibiting extensively in India and abroad.
Some exhibitions of note are: India: Public Places, Private Spaces curated by Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, The Newark Museum, New Jersey, 2007 and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, 2008; Caturdayis Cleaning Day, curated by Gitanjali Dang, The Loft, 2009; Where Three Dreams Cross, curated by Sunil Gupta and Radhika Singh, White Chapel Gallery, London, 2010; Where the city rests, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, 2010 (as part of FOCUS festival); Shadow Boxing, Tasveer in Bangalore, Calcutta and New Delhi, 2008-2009.
He is currently working on a number of photography projects that draw up his diverse practice as a designer, photographer and artist.
Datawala lives and works in Mumbai.