Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Goutam Ghosh, Court, 2020

Ink, gouache, coloured paper transfer and chart paper on plywood, 151×152 cm, 59½×59¾ in, Unique

Goutam Ghosh, Pool, 2020

Carbon paper, coloured paper transfer and beeswax on plywood, 150×150 cm, 59¼×59¼ in, Unique

Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Goutam Ghosh, Maa, 2020

Framed photographic print on German Etching paper, vinyl lettering, 21.5×15.5 cm, 8½×6¼ in, Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Made in collaboration with Charmy Sadhana Jayesh Detail

Goutam Ghosh, Maa, 2020

Framed photographic print on German Etching paper, vinyl lettering, 21.5×15.5 cm, 8½×6¼ in, Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Made in collaboration with Charmy Sadhana Jayesh Detail

Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Goutam Ghosh, Waee/Waai, 2020

Coloured paper transfer and beeswax on cotton, 145×200 cm, 57¼×78¾ in, Unique

Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Goutam Ghosh, Grand day, 2020

Grog clay, plywood and natural pigment, Dimensions variable, Unique

Goutam Ghosh, Flamingo, 2020

Brasso, beeswax, spray paint and carbon paper on aluminium sheet, 100×130 cm, 39¼×51¼ in, Unique

Press release

Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Preview: Saturday 25 July, 12–7 pm

‘In the meantime, water had begun to dry up, a huge salt marshland had appeared. Last melted snow dried and froze into the first salt. The white in the horizon kept coming back again and again. The wide spreading line in the horizon that separates ground from the sky is the last hope of our senses. After walking a few kilometres in the salted barren land, the midday sky began to reflect on the ground and ground reflected it back to the sky again. This exchange went on again and again until the line in the horizon disappeared.

One falls unconscious, only to be rescued in the Rann by villagers who live nearby or border security forces who were patrolling the border area. When they asked the unconscious person: Where is he coming from and where is he going? He uttered: “He is coming from point ‘A’ going to point ‘B’. Back in the village there are rumours about a terrorist in the Raan, who can say anything like a mad person”.’

‘Crust’, Goutam Ghosh’s first exhibition at Tanya Leighton, brings together a body of work that was inspired by the artist’s recent trips to the salt marshes of the Rann of Kutch, in India. In his paintings, sculptures and films, Ghosh synthesises ways in which humanity understands the world — through geology, myth and systems of measurement. His poetic approach does not seek answers, so much as provide a space for further reflection.

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Goutam Ghosh, Rungenath, 2020

Looped digital animation (20 seconds), artist’s frame, 27×22 cm, 10¾×8¾ in, Edition of 3 + 1 AP

Made in collaboration with Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Installation view

Goutam Ghosh

Crust

25 July – 29 August 2020, Tanya Leighton, Berlin

Tanya Leighton

Brian Belott
11 – 13 September 2020
Gallery Weekend Berlin

Christine Roland and Kara Hamilton
At Kurfürstenstraße 156

Esteban Jefferson
Preview: Friday 30 October 2020

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