‘Yantra’ and ‘Tantra’ Unveiled at Akara Contemporary by Trishla Jain

Trishla Jain, a self-taught artist hailing from New Delhi but now residing in Palo Alto, California, is poised to unveil her inaugural solo exhibition at Mumbai’s Akara Contemporary.

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Central to this exhibition are her meticulously crafted and thoughtfully conceptualized series, ‘Yantra’ and ‘Tantra.’ These bodies of work have been under Jain’s artistic alchemy since the year 2020, representing a remarkable intersection of time, inspiration, and creative evolution. ‘Yantra’ and ‘Tantra’ stand as artistic siblings, engaging in a profound visual dialogue that is at once magnetic and enigmatic. Each series possesses its own distinct identity while synergistically coexisting, weaving an intricate narrative that delves into the profound duality of existence.

As one embarks on an immersive journey through Jain’s artistic landscape, it becomes evident that these two series, ‘Yantra’ and ‘Tantra,’ navigate a nuanced exploration of themes that span the spectrum of human experience. Within the symphony of visual forms, one can discern the delicate interplay between control and release, order and abstraction, consciousness and transcendence. ‘Yantra’ appears to embody a certain sense of control – an intricate geometry of lines and shapes that evoke a structured discipline. In contrast, ‘Tantra’ takes flight into abstraction, embracing a liberated fluidity that dances on the canvas, celebrating the unbridled spirit of artistic expression.

Jain’s conceptual brilliance finds resonance with the timeless principle of yin and yang, where ‘Yantra’ and ‘Tantra’ engage in a harmonious dance of opposing yet complementary forces. This union of visual poetry finds kinship with the very essence of existence itself – much like the rhythm of inhaling and exhaling, where two seemingly opposing actions find equilibrium in their cyclical unity.

The essence of ‘Yantra’ and ‘Tantra’ reverberates with a profound sense of the present moment, a quality that emanates from Jain’s distinctive artistic perspective. Time, in her creative realm, transcends mere chronology; it unfolds as a constant and unbroken ‘nowness,’ where the past, present, and future coalesce into a singular moment of artistic expression.

Exhibition details:

Exhibition Title: Nowness in Time

Artist: Trishla Jain

Exhibition Dates: 10th August – 18th September, 2023

Venue: Akara Contemporary, 3C Amarchand Mansion, 2nd Floor, 16 Madam Cama Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400001

Gallery Timings: 11:00 am to 6:30 pm (Tuesday to Saturday)

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