Following Japan’s Chiharu Shiota, Northern Ireland’s Claire Morgan and Scotland’s Georgia Russell, the Noordbrabants Museum is introducing yet another international rising star to the Netherlands in Indian artist, Manish Nai (born Gujarat, 1980). After exhibitions in his homeland India, France, and Switzerland received much attention, Manish Nai: Capturing Time will be the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands.
Manish Nai is one of the few contemporary artists in India to consistently work in an abstract style, and yet, at the same time, his Indian roots are unmistakable. For his sculptures, he uses simple organic materials, such as jute, newspaper, canvas, cardboard and colorful sari textiles. He scratches, crumples, presses and folds the materials to form two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometrical shapes, with aim of capturing and recording the history of the material.
Sponsored by the Renschdael Art Foundation.