Gunjan Tyagi (IN)
Gunjan is a New York and Delhi based international artist whose work explores themes of identity, roots, relationship between human, natural and social environment through mixed-media sculptures, nature art, site-specific installation, video, photographs, paintings and collaboration.
Having trained in various sculpture and paintings based disciplines, her works range from large site-specific installations to small interdisciplinary sculptures, paintings. Her paintings seem to be in the narrative tradition but infect engage the audience to create their own narratives. Described as simulation objects” her work eliminates the boundary between usable items and sculpture — bringing together the functional with the aesthetic. Her chosen materials themselves have a nostalgic value and meaning that it perhaps hidden from their symbolism. The relationship between environment and human bodies, life and death, as well as personal reactions to the exterior is often articulated through work process. Those processes embracing accidents, surroundings, material, and accretions of surface and detail with time; accepting nature to have its way with unstable mediums, including trees, sun, salt, and water; and intensive collaboration with other fields and artists. Her paintings seem to be in the narrative tradition but infact engage the audience to create their own narratives. In her works, subjects are mostly taken from the surrounding, exploring culture, conversations and places. Nature also has been a very strong influence in her work, and she is keen to exhibit her art amidst nature and site specific locations, apart from the regular white cube.
Gunjan Tyagi, born in 1986, did her Masters in Painting from the renowned Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai. She is a visual artist and experienced in organizing workshops and residency programs. Gunjan Tyagi practices public & nature art as an invited artist representing India in several international art programs. Apart from being the Founder- Treasurer of TREES, a NGO for global Art promotions.
She was invited as one of the youngest jury in Seychelles Biennale in November 2017; there were 3 international Jury, one from Mauritius, from Germany and two Seychelles reputed art advisors. She was also invited as an artist in Fresh winds Art Biennale in Iceland in December 2017 and iBiennale, Honolulu, Hawaii 2019. She has been a showcasing her works in USA, Europe and Asia.