The Structure

Appropriating a colonial structure present in New Delhi, that borrows its shape from a collage of curves mimicking ornamentation in Hindu temples and a form-equals-function rectangular box that housed a map of the area that surrounds it, this work is a physical translation of the building recreated by the artist in London. An Indian artist working with Pakistani plasterers in the UK, the work’s structure and process of creation narrate the amalgamated post-colonial presence of architectures as such that become quotidian in their physical location until incongruously placed in a new space.



The StructureWood and plaster12 x 8 x 2 feet2013