30 x 17 x 0.8 cm [11.8 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches]
Edition of 15 in two colourways, accompanied by signed and numbered certificate.
About the work
Lubna Chowdhary’s research and practice point to an intellectual interest in objects that have been produced through the processes of mimicry and mis-translation. Revealing a particular interest in the cross-fertilisation of cultures and cultural encounters the resulting works are often metaphorical, but sometimes reference real objects
Chowdhary’s edition for the Whitechapel Gallery, Step Up. Step Down, makes reference to an electronic technology and playfully suggests the micro architectural qualities of the designed object
While her work references and makes use of industrial processes and technology, she invests carefully in manual interventions, ensuring that there is always an interplay of the hand made and the technologically produced.
About the artist
Lubna Chowdhary is a London based artist (b 1964 Tanzania). She works primarily in ceramics to create site specific architectural works, spatial installations and sculptural objects which address a longstanding preoccupation with urban and material culture.
Her work assimilates ideas and aesthetics from Eastern and Western worlds, forging conjunctions between disparate cultures, entities and visual references. She completed an MA at the Royal College of Art (1991) and was Artist-in-residence at Camden Arts Centre (1994) and at the V&A Museum (2017).
Recent selected exhibitions include: Speech Acts, Manchester City Art Gallery, 2018; Whats Essential, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, 2018; Windows, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, 2017; Metropolis, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2017; Mind Forged, Frestonian Gallery, London, 2017. Her work is held in public collections including: Mead Gallery, Warwick; Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead; Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham; Abingdon Museum, Oxfordshire; Poole Museum, Dorset.
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