Manish Nai, Paper City and Ghost Modernity: Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke | Mumbai, India
Rooted in the treatment of materials that come from my immediate surrounding and environment. I began to work with jute clothe material and have continued to explore the material ever since. Experimental by nature the material I used in very familiar rooted in the soil of the land. It is humble yarn, used in making gunny bags, packing material, or to cover facades of building under renovation. I have been familiar with it since childhood. Because my father was a trader of thick jute and other packing material, I have visited all kind of factories, and storage shades, and I have an intimate understanding of its properties.