Gigi Scaria - Under the Influence New York Monday, March 31, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    New Delhi, Gallery Espace, Re-Visioning Materiality, December 19, 2007 – January 10, 2008 

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gigi Scaria explores the hidden language of architecture, stripping the stains and scars of reality from its frequently idealized surface. Repeatedly referencing cartography and ancient myth, oftentimes that of theTrojan horse, the artist invites the viewer to create a narrative from their own of day to day existence within his urban environments. His paintings and sculptures are meticulously executed and lack any living presence or normal signs of usage and wear. Signs, advertisements and context are gone, and without these visual cues his stark paintings and sculptures further surrender their references to class, status and utility. He returns the world to an unrealized state where potential seems limitless. In the present lot, lights flicker on and off but inevitably no one is home.The beauty and symmetry of the structure itself seems to outshine its purpose as a habitat which instead, in a whimsical way, becomes a being in and of itself.


City Beats

Wood, green plywood, Alucobond, electrical fittings.
63 1/8 x 31 x 5 1/2 in. (160.5 x 78.7 x 14 cm).

$18,000 - 25,000 

Under the Influence

31 Mar 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York