Gunjan Tyagi’s art delves into the notion of “Effort in Effortlessness,” exploring the intricate relationship between the nature we observe around us and the nature within ourselves. These two elements walk a parallel path, their journey intertwining in a profound give-and-take dance. Tyagi’s work focuses on the elusive time and space that exists between these parallel lines.
In this particular installation, Tyagi utilizes bamboo to create the Wool ball and Knitting sticks. The choice of materials is intentional, serving to define the objects while emphasizing their inherent connection to nature. The title, “unfinished object,” carries a profound satirical message. It challenges the lifestyle we are increasingly adapting to, wherein progress and development often lead us astray from our history, culture, traditions, and the realities of our existence.
On one hand, viewers will find familiarity in the materials of wool, bamboo, and the art of knitting. However, the object itself serves as an image—a symbol that comments on our perception of the world we inhabit. It serves as a poignant critique of our modern reality, wherein we are caught between nostalgia and the need for self-realization.
The “unfinished object” invites viewers to engage in a profound introspection, stirring feelings of longing for what has been left behind and prompting self-reflection on the choices we make. It challenges us to reevaluate the value we place on our history, culture, and traditions, which often get overshadowed in the pursuit of progress. The installation serves as a catalyst for contemplation and dialogue, provoking a deeper understanding of the delicate balance between nature and human existence.
“Parallel Lines: Unfinished Objects and the Delicate Balance of Nature” encapsulates Gunjan Tyagi’s artistic exploration of the interplay between nature and humanity. Through the evocative use of materials and thought-provoking symbolism, the installation invites viewers to reflect on their own place within the intricate tapestry of existence, ultimately urging us to embrace a more holistic and mindful approach to the world we inhabit.