David Zwirner – Mahesh Baliga: Drawn to remember

12 April - 28 May, 2022
Mahesh Baliga, Flowering self, 2022 (detail), © The Artist, Image Courtesy of David Zwirner, London

“My paintings remind me why I remember something while looking at something else. My works contain the experience of looking. The curiosity of looking at a person, a person in a particular condition. Existences mingle; the animals, the trees, and objects in my paintings may tell human stories.”
—Mahesh Baliga

David Zwirner is pleased to present Drawn to remember, an exhibition of new paintings by Indian artist Mahesh Baliga, on view in The Upper Room at the gallery’s London location. This will be Baliga’s first solo exhibition outside of India.

Baliga documents the intricacies of life in western India, instilling quotidian and often overlooked moments with emotional resonance. Fascinated by the relationship between a painting’s formal construction and its psychological effect, the artist slips seamlessly between the real and the imagined, developing surreal visual interventions that convey the poignant and strange nature of memories, personal loss, and the passage of time.

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