In “Gradients on Modernist Fragments” (2018), Indian artist Tanya Goel’s paints over New Delhi demolition debris to create colorful sculptural paintings. Over the last decade, ambitious modernist complexes built in New Delhi in the 1940s are being demolished and redeveloped to make way for new exclusive real-estate projects. Goel abstracts the rubble of the old buildings to remember the city in which she lived as a child.
This about the work has been sourced from hyperallergic.
TANYA GOELb. 1985, New Delhi, IndiaTanya completed her Bachelors from Maharaja SayajiraoUniversityof Vadodara(2007), P.B.S at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008) and Masters from Yale University (2010). She has had solo shows at Highline Nine Galleries, New York (2019), Nature Morte,New Delhi (2017-18), GalerieMirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai (2015 and 2010).She has participated in numerousshows at the 12th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2018), Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Gallery of Canada, Canada (2018), Tarq, Mumbai (2018), Fridman Gallery, New York (2018), 21st Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2018), India Art Fair, GalerieMirchandani + Steinruecke, New Delhi. (2018), Museum of Conflict, Ahmedabad (2014), Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi (2013), Art Asia Miami, and Twelve Gates Arts, Philadelphia (2012), SARAI, New Delhi (2012), Northside Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York (2011), Gallery White Flag, New York (2011) amongst others. She was also awarded City as Studio Fellowship, SARAI, New Delhi (2012) and Elizabeth Canfield Hicks award for Painting and Drawing, Yale School of Art, New Haven (2010). Tanya lives and works in new Delhi.