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2020

220gsm archival paper

Edition of 10

Dimensions: 76.2cm (H) x 76.2cm (W) x 2.5cm (D) / 30" (H) x 30" (W) x 1" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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“ That which pervades the entire body you should know to be indestructible.
No one is able to destroy that imperishable soul.
The soul is within the body, the soul is a spiritual entity. “
-Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta 2:17

The soul is never dependent on the body it just houses the body to manifest and observe itself. The body is just a vessel and a tool of manifestation for the desires of the soul.
The primary accreditation behind these artworks is the importance of the tool and apparatus for the labourers and the workmen. For them, it's not just a thing of substance rather it’s a living thing. It’s alive as they have done pran-pratishtha (a ritual where hymns and mantras are recited to invite the deity to be a resident guest) to their instruments and tools for it to be made sentient.
"Astra-Puja" which means “Worship of Instruments” is done by the warrior race where they pay tribute to all their weapons during Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. As is the reason that on the Vishvkarma-Jayanti the instruments and apparatus are worshipped. Vishwakarma Jayanti is a day of celebration for Lord Vishwakarma, a Hindu god, the divine architect. He is considered as swayambhu (self-proclaimed) and the creator of the world.
Whenever a worker uses his tools to create a non-existent thing on the material world, a transcendental connection of the living and non-living takes form. It depicts the form of life that is a mixture of techniques and spiritual augmentation. A worker working with his instruments does not perceive it as an external element, the tool itself becomes an extension and amalgamation of his own body, mind and soul. It evokes the soul of the tool thus awakens a life inside.
Taking inspiration from how the Zen masters of the TAO tradition use their instrument of music and weapon of war as an extension of their own body and how they perceive it the highest form of the meditation in the same way when a labour or a workman is working with their tools they become one and there doesn't remain any distinguishing element between the two.
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I use real X-ray images taken from digital X-ray or CT scan machine and transfer it to the computer for creating artworks. If needed I draw some sketches on paper or on computer directly. After creating the artwork in the computer using graphics, X-ray images, texture and hand-drawn sketches. For final results I print it on a relevant medium like paper, canvas, transparent films etc. After printing if needed I rework on it using painting with oil, acrylic colours, pasting artificial leather, Original recycled leather, waste or scrap leather, PU, PVC glue, stitching, UV spray, etc. In some artworks, I also use paper emboss technics and wood carving by hand.
The series further captures that very essence of life where the art form portrays the inner strata of various tools and how it has become a part of the beholder and how the connection between them rouses the life inside the tool. It shows the instruments and the weapons of work becomes a part of his own body and depicts how there are boundless and eternal connection between the beholder and his tool.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1975

Hometown: Durg

Based in: Chhattisgarh

Tushar Waghela is a visual artist and filmmaker, working in the field of contemporary art he has exhibited his video arts, paintings, experimental films in many solo and collective exhibitions worldwide.

Filmography/Video Arts
2020 The Grey, Hindi, Fiction, Feature film ( 90Min.) 1 hr. 30Min
2020 Sutak, Experimental, 2:24 Min
2020 Chant for a Pandemic ( collective work )
2017 Fight of Bulls, 4:20 Min. Animation
2017 See You In The Future 1 Min. Fiction
2016 Lament of Sammy’s forest, 7 Min. Experimental
2016 Eternal love in the Phantom ages , 2 Min.
2014 The Home, 5:45 min
2013 Prisoners of Moon , Short film /Fiction , 14 Min
2012 Dandakaranya- The Jungle of punishment, Video art 2:26 Min.
2012 The Ghost Taxonomy – Video art, 5 min.
2012 Shadow of thoughts – Short film /Fiction , 29 Min.
2011 Sneh Sampada – Documentary / 44 Min.
2009 Phantom of a fertile land – Experimental 8min. Short film

Solo Shows
2020 "What Lies Beneath Is The Soul", Project Cafe, Ahmedabad, India
2008 Gallery Archana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2005 Galerie Cupillard, Grenoble, France
2002 Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1999 Bajaj Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 Makaushal Art Gallery, Raipur

Group Shows and Screenings
2022
1. ArtLoot, Charity Art Show by Khushi Foundation New Delhi, India
2. The Wrong Biennale – Diaphragm Mixing culture

2021
3. Shrishti Art gallery, Hyderabad, India
4. ArtLoot, Charity Art Show by Khushi Foundation New Delhi, India
5. 'The Amalgamations' Art Show by Khushi Foundation New Delhi, India
6. Transborda III, Multimedia Gallery, Alcobaca , Portugal
7. VAICA festival , Mumbai , India

2020
3. Air Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
4. Bologna in Lettere 2020 - Il Festival online ( Collective work )
5. Chant for a Pandemic( Collective work ) ,Undercurrent Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
6. (Collective work ) GROUNDED FILM FESTIVAL, London, United Kingdom
7. New Media Fest 2020
8. ( Collective work ) Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin, Florida, USA
9. ( Collective work ) South Bend Museum of Art - Making A Way
10. ( Collective work ) Long Distance Film Festival
11. ( Collective work ) CÁPSULA
12. Connect 2020, University of Tampa, Florida, USA
13. Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground, Buenos aires, Argentina

2019
1. La Nacional, New York, BRONX WORLD FILM CYCLE
2. Espacio Enter, Tenerife Space of Arts, Spain
3. Firehouse Cultural Center, Florida, USA
4. Galeria FOCO/ Ethi Collective, Lisbon, Portugal
5. Union Gallery, Edinburgh , Scotland
6. Proyector 2019 , Madrid , Spain
7. New Mills Festival, England
8. CONNECT, Reeves Theatre, The University of Tampa, Florida, USA
9. Festival International de Cine del Amazonas ‘FICAMAZONIA’
10. The Wrong / New digital Art Biennale - In Absentia Pavilion, Foggia, Italy
11. Addis Video Art Festival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2018
1. LILY AGIUS GALLERY, Malta
2. 21st International Film Festival ZOOM Jelenia Gora, Poland
3. Centre for Contemporary Arts, GLASGOW – UK
4. BIOBIOCINE International Film Festival, Concepción, Chile
5. CASABLANCA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL, French Institute of Casablanca, Casablanca – Morocco
6. AniFestROZAFA, SHKODRA, Tirana, Albania.
7. Cannes Film Festival,(Short film Corner) France
8. KINE International Short Films Exhibition, Puebla, México
9. MISTER VORKY, 5th International Festival Ruma, Serbia
10. 11th ISLANTILLA CINEFÓRUM, Spain
11. Nazim Hikmet Art Days, Izmir Architectural Center, Turkey
12. Cartón International Animation Short Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
13. Bronx World Film Cycle, Lincoln Hospital Plaza, BRONX, NewYork, USA
14. My History Museum, Yakutsk, Russia
15. GALERIE TOOLBOX, BERLIN, Germany
16. Mulhouse Art Contemporary, MOTOCO, France
17. Usak International Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival, Turkey

2017
1. Guayaquil International Film Festival, Ecuador 2017
2. Intermediaciones - videoartey video experimental, Colombia 2017
3. Maipu Shorts / Comedy Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2017
4. Anima-São - Festival Internacional de Animação da cidade de São Gonçalo, Brazil 2017
5. Île Courts-International short film festival, Mauritius 2017
6. Internacional CINESPACIO, Colombia 2017
7. IX International Short Film Festival of Social Thematic 2017, Spain
8. International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture,ESPACIO ENTER 2017
9. The OU Gallery Canada 2017
10. XII Sardinia Film Festival 2017, Italy
11. FICICA, International Short Film Festival Cine a la Calle. Barranquilla, Colombia
12. 8th Salón Internacional de la Luz, Bogotá, Colombia.2017
13. The Tenerife Space of Arts, SPAIN Espacio Enter
14. International video art Festival, Camagüey, 2017
15. FILMIDEO, INDEX ART CENTER, Newark, NJ,USA, 2017
16. 12MFF International Film Festival 2017, Romania
17. 3rd International Video art and Video dance Festival Mexico,2017
18. Ultra Cinema, mexico 2017
19. International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA)2017
20. Festival CINE ANIMAL Bogotá Bogotá“s ANIMAL CINEMA Fest
21. Magmart Festival, Scugnizzo Liberato, Naples 2017
22. Videoart.Ist, Izmir, Turkey 2017
23. Strangloscope festival, Florianopolis, Brazil 2017
24. International Video Art Festival «Now&After» 2017
25. Osmosis Audiovisual Media festival, Taipei, Taiwan 2017
26. 3rd International Video art and Video dance Festival Mexico,2017
27. African Smartphone International Film Festival 2017
28. Festival Enmut, Barcelona, Spain 2017

2016
1. VI International Festival of Screen and Media Arts, Siberia
2. Khajuraho International film festival, India 2016
3. Filmingo Short Film Festival, Mumbai, India
4. Tahoe Underground Film Festival, United States
5. Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
6. Hors Pistes(Off Tracks)Tokyo, Japan 2016 organized by the Centre Pompidou, France
7. Festival International de Cine and Architecture Cinetekton!2016, Mexico
8. Night of Museums Galeria BWA Jelenia Góra, Poland
9. RIFF 2016, India
10. [.BOX] Videoart project space, Milan, Italy
11. v11.4 Experiment in cinema, New Mexico, USA
12. Japan Media Art Festival, 2016, Japan
13. 19th International Film Festival Zoom – Zblizenia, Polend
14. MIFF 2016 Mumbai International Film Festival, India
15. Velcom Smartfilm film festival, Belarus 2016
16. Ghasidas Museum, Raipur, India 2016
17. Ghasidas Museum, Raipur, India 2016
18. Jaipur art summit, 2016 India
19. Ravindra Bhavan, Jaipur, India
20. CARDINAL POINTS,Gallery Space Segur, Art Mosaic Gallery, Paris, France
21. FusionV, Space Segur, Art Mosaic Gallery, Paris, France

2015
1. III Festival Internacional de cine de la Naturaleza y el Hombre de la Laguna, Spain 2015
2. Pulostav, Pune 2015
3. The Third Eye Mumbai Asian Film festival 2015
4. 2ND LITTLE CINEMA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR EXPERIMENTAL FILMS AND MEDIA ARTS, 2015’
5. Festival of Creativity, ESPACIO ENTER CANARIAS, Spain
6. Mutoscopio Festival de videoarte, Puebla, México
7. FIVA 05 International Festival of Video Art Argentina 2015
8. The Arlington Film Festival 2015, USA
9. Collectif Jeune Cinema - 17th Paris Festival for Different Cinema, France 2015
10. Australian Video art Festival 2015, Australia
11. Museum of Moscow, Project - Moscow art community 2015
12. Sax International Film Festival, Spain 2015
13. The Quarantine film festival, Bulgaria 2015
14. Cannes Film Festival (Short film Corner 2015)
15. International Video Art Festival«Now&After» Moscow 2015
16. TENRI - Japanese Cultural Centre Cologne, Germany 2015
17. FILMIDEO, Index Art Center', New Jersey 2015
18. Urban Trail, Space Segur, Art Mosaic Gallery, Paris, France
19. India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

2014
1. Cannes Short film corner 2014 (Cannes film festival 2014)
2. British Film Institute (FUTURE FILMS RAW SHORTS)2014
3. London Asian Film Festival 2014
4. Govt.V.Y.T.PG. Autonomous College, Durg, India
5. Art And Dynamic Process, Nitanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2013
1. Cannes Short film corner 2013 (Cannes film festival 2013)
2. Festival Miden, Greece, 2013
3. Channels Festival : the Australian video art festival 2013
4. 5th International video art Festival, Camagüey, 2013
5. 2nd Motion International Festival Cyprus, 2013
6. 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge, 2013

2012
1. Cannes Short film corner 2012 (Cannes film festival 2012)
2. FIERI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, ALBANIA, 2012
3. Budapest Short film festival 2012, Hungry. section : The Best of CologneoFF VIII - Continental Drift
4. A Virtual Memorial 2012, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cologne Off VIII 2012 video art festival
5. 2nd Guwahati international film festival 2012 India
6. Art Chennai, 2012 , India
7. Jaipur International Film Festival, Jaipur, India2012
8. Art Mosaic Gallery, Paris, France

2011
1. Ability Fest, Chennai, India 2011
2. Forum Images de l'Inde Centre Pompidou, Paris 2011
3. Gallerie Angel Arts, Mumbai, India
4. Looking Back to Look forward, Nitanjali Art Gallery, New Delhi

2010
1. Who Has seen Gandhi? Tangerine Art Gallery, Banglore, India
2. Harvest, Arushi Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
3. Emami Cheasel art gallery Kolkata, India
4. 3Emerging Artist, Coromandel Art gallery, Pondicherry, India

2009
1. Far and Wide, Chawala Art Gallery, New Delhi
2. The Opening Show, Coromandel Art gallery, Pondicherry
3. Paris Town Hall / Hotel De Ville De, Paris, France
4. Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
5. Variations The Epicentre, Gurgaon, India

2008
1. Intensity in Diversity, Travancore art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2. Rhapsody, The Epicentre, Gurgaon, India
3. Art Singapore 2008, (Arushi Art Gallery, Mumbai), India
4. Gen Next III, Akriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
5. Harvest 2008, Arushi Art gallery, New Delhi, India
6. Indian Escapades, Sunjin Galleries, Singapore
7. Mystique India habitat center, New Delhi, India
8. Larasati Auctioneer: Pictures of Asia fine art auction“Modern & Contemporary art” Singapore
9. Fusion, Travancore Gallery, New Delhi, India
10. Indian Kaleidoscope, Ki Gallery (Gallery Archana), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11. Aspirations, The Epicentre, Gurgaon, India
12. Rainbow in the Sun, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India
13. Suchitra Arts, Mumbai, India

2006
• Shrishti Art gallery, Hyderabad, India
• Lokayata: Mulk Raj Anand Centre , New Delhi, India
2005
• Nehru Art Gallery, Bhilai, India
2003
1. Town Hall, Raipur, India
2. 12th INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL VARNA 2003, BULGARIA
2002
1. Organized by 'Reflection Of Another Day' Pegasas Art Gallery, Hyderabad
2. Find Your Home Organized by Aorta Cultural Association, Germany
3. Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa, India
2001
1. Sadhana - Shanti (India Festival, Germany), Stiff Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
2. 'Artist from Chhattisgarh', Raipur, Organized by Fine Art Society
2000
• Mahakaushal Art Gallery Raipur. India
1999
1. Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai
2. Artist from M.P at Moksh Art Gallery, Mumbai
3. Mahakaushal Art Gallery, Raipur
1998
• Mahakaushal Art Gallery, Raipur
1997
• Mahakaushal Art Gallery, Raipur
Participation
1997 Raza Award Exhibition Bhopal
1998 All India Art Exhibition Mahakausal Kala Parisad
1999 South Central Zone Art Exhibition, Nagpur
2000 South Central Zone Art Exhibition, Nagpur
2001 State workshop, Department of Culture, Chhattisgarh
2001'Madhya Pradesh Kala Prdarshani'Devlalikar Kala Vithika, Indore
200312th INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL VARNA, BULGARIA


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