You cannot of course, believe all this......
Signed and dated in English (lower right)
Digital print on paper
Image size: 57 x 90 in (144.8 x 228.6 cm)
Paper size: 59.5 x 92.5 in (151.1 x 234.9 cm)
This is the third from a limited edition of nine
Vivek Vilasini’s works are a curious mix of reality and irony as they bring together quotidian elements from different contexts in a quirky, playful manner. It is through this juxtaposition and its absurdity that Vilasini seeks to understand the construction of identity and alludes to themes of gender, consumerism and hierarchy. These universal preoccupations find a vernacular interpretation in his works, lending them a sense of immediacy and resonance.
Vilasini’s striking reconstructions of the ordinary are always elaborately scripted and staged, and are reminiscent of cinematic productions in their making. They examine the ever-evolving structures of our society, and in doing so, reveal larger realities while throwing open new ways of seeing.
Born in 1964, in Kerala, Vilasini trained as a Marine Radio Officer at the All India Marine College in Kochi. He went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kerala University in 1987 before turning to art and studying sculpture from traditional Indian craftspeople.
Vilasini was invited to participate in 'India: Side by Side / Indian Contemporary Art’, part of the Exhibition ÍNDIA! presented by Brazilian Ministry of Culture and Bank of Brasil at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo; SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasília in 2011-12; 'Crossroads : India Escalate', India Pavilion at Prague Biennale 5 in 2011; 'On the Road to the Next Milestone', part of the Exhibition 'Indian Highway', at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning in 2010 and 'India Xianzai: Contemporary Indian Art', at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai in 2009. He was also part of the inaugural Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012-13, Kochi.
Vilasini lives and works in Bangalore.