'Atomic' by Nachiket Prakash
Edition of 15
27.5 × 30 inches, framed
Print on archival paper
About the artwork
"Every time I think of time and space, I find myself thinking more of the past. Time, like all good matter, leaves a trace, which I use as a timeline of the space between floating objects. With this series I was clear that the disparate objects should coalesce into a single space; neither retains their original form. Their abrupt coexistence in each other would create a wholly new timeline.
As a philosophy, the splicing and juxtaposition of diverse fragmentary images forms the core of my practice. However, superimposing them to create a tableau vastly improves my understanding of space. My process, image selection and output varies as my sensibility about ecology, human population, politics, sexuality, as well as my own mental state develops processes of photographs or things I have collected from." - Nachiket Prakash
About the artist
Nachiket Prakash, is an artist, art educator and curator in Pune. Since earning a Bachelors in Drawing and Painting from the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Fine Arts in the year 2013, he has been actively working in the field of art education as a curator and an installation artist. He was a co-curator and coordinator for Pune Biennale Foundation for the year 2017. Nachiket curated Prakalp Pune, an exhibition at TIFA Working Studios in 2019. He’s a fellow of ArtThink South Asia (ATSA)- Arts Manager program, Pune chapter. He is visiting faculty at Flame University, as well as at MIT School of Fine Arts, Pune.
Over the past few years, he has conducted, designed and organised several programs, exhibitions, and workshops and camps for artists in and around the city. From 2017-19 he curated and was an art manager of Zaga Studio in Pune. Nachiket’s focus on remains on enriching and nurturing conversations and engagement with art in the city. “Since childhood, I have resisted giving credence to popular beliefs about art. Through my art, I want to offer my audience a view into this unique gaze. I would recommend viewers approach my work impersonally, the works are an objective engagement with the world at large.”