Art DistrictXIII is pleased to open the exhibition “The Black Dimension” by Subhakar Tadi.
Tadi likes to work with a black and white palette. His obsession with black is the result of his background as a print maker. He uses Black as a symbol of protest and wish to black out the meaningless constructions and edifices that are erected in the name of development but are deterrents to perform.
The canvases painted with acrylic spray paint shows the painter covering buildings in black paint and other part in white depicts the welfare he wants to show. The paintings have been adopted from photographs and feature dark windows, black cats, graffiti on walls presenting Tadi’s humorous and deliberately distorted vision of reality. He chooses to dwell in surreal dimension. He only used the shades of gray, black and white because the colour creates noise and diversion.
Born in 1980 in Andhra Pradesh, Tadi completed his Bachelor’s degree in printmaking from Fine Art Department, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and Master’s degree in Printmaking from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda. He has won 77th AIFACS National Leval Award and Honorable Mention Award at 6th International print biennial, Bharat Bhavan Bhopal. His works have been showcased at a considerable list of exhibitions. His works are in collections of various corporate houses and private collectors.