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   Tarini Ahuja (b.1990, India) is a visual artist based in New Delhi, India. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and graduated with a B.A (Hons) in Fine Arts from Goldsmith’s, University of London in 2013. She has exhibited her work globally, in shows in Singapore, London, India and Seoul. Tarini’s works are featured in the collections of DBS Bank (Singapore), One Farrer Hotel (Singapore), Reliance Industries (India) as well as several private collectors in India, Singapore, USA, UK, and Canada. In 2015, Tarini was invited to showcase her work at the India International Centre (New Delhi, India) where she had her first solo exhibition titled ‘Wabi Sabi’. The essence of Wabi-Sabi lies in the beauty that is found in the unplanned and the imperfect, in the overlooked details.

The Japanese idea of ‘Wabi-Sabi’ plays an important role in her aesthetic. Wabi-Sabi is beauty in the inconspicuous, unconventional, the overlooked details. The Beauty of Wabi-Sabi lies in its ambiguity, It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. It draws out the sensitivity of the unusual and the fragility of objects found in nature.

Colour mixing is a crucial ingredient of her work along with being a cathartic part of her process, and she spends days mapping out colours and creating elaborate palettes. Colour is Tarini’s ever evolving source of inspiration and the quotidian her unexpected muse. She aims to capture the ephemeral her paintings, fleeting moments from everyday help shape her dreamlike polychromatic works. Her tendency to romanticize reality allows her to create whimsical and abstract landscapes.

The process of painting for her is a deep exploration into the mesmeric language of abstraction which begins with elaborate plans, colour schemes and compositions. To find the moments of perfect impulse she needs a foundation of planning to begin with. After which Tarini creates scenarios and problems which only she can solve, she builds structures and simultaneously obliterates them, she intuitively layers paint exposing and covering marks. While painting she relishes the struggle to maintain control while anticipating that beauty which comes from the impulsive, the moment in which a single stroke can be perfect in its imperfection. She works with slowness, complete awareness, and constant reflection. She enjoys the paradox of her art where impulse and control, calm and chaos go hand In hand. Tarini explores the ideas of memory, stillness, space and restraint in her works through sensuous, Luscious and often intuitive marks.

Education

 

2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the arts, Singapore in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London

 

2012

Diploma in Fine Arts- Painting, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

 

2010

Foundation in Visual Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

 

2009            

ISC (Indian School Certificate. The Shri Ram School- DLF Phase III Gurgaon, Haryana.

 

 

Exhibitions

2022

‘Lustral’ virtual Exhibition on Artsy by Fiidaa Art Gallery, Singapore

https://www.artsy.net/show/fiidaa-art-lustral-by-tarini-ahuja? sort=partner_show_position

2020  

‘The Next Gen’ AgenC CoLab, New Delhi

2018 

‘Drawing is Dead’ StudioKhirki, New Delhi

 

2017

“Imeyouime” by POND, The Brewhouse, New Delhi

 

“Bold Art Exhibit”, by Kohler The Imperial Hotel , New Delhi

           

2016 

“Salon of Curiosities” by POND, The Brewhouse, New Delhi

 

2015 

“Lumiere” Gallery Vision Art, New Delhi,India.

 

“Wabi-Sabi- Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Tarini Ahuja”, India International Centre, New Delhi, India.

 

"New Wave: the road of memories", and N Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

 

2014  ‘Perceptions’, The Lalit Kala Akademi, Mandi House. New Delhi

 

Nehru Centre, The Indian High Commission. London, England

 

‘Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival’, Cultural Station Seoul 284, South Korea

 

‘Panorama-3’, Visual Arts Gallery , India Habitat Centre. New Delhi 

 

Construction, D Art Factory, Gurgaon, India.

           

2013 

‘Lasalle Graduation Show’, ICAS Gallery, Singapore.    

 

2012 

‘Graduation Show’, ICAS Gallery, Singapore. 

 

2010

‘Found Objects’ ICAS Gallery, Singapore.

 

Group show, ICAS Gallery, Singapore.

Commissions

 

2013- 2014

15 works – (500 x 700 mm)  Sculpture Square Gallery, Singapore.

 

2 works – (600 x 1000 mm) Sculpture Square Gallery, Singapore. 

 

2019                         

Chhipa ( 1 Piece) – (2200 x 1000 mm), Fiida Art Gallery, Singapore.

 

Published

2022

The Purposeful Mayonnaise- A literary and Art Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1.June, 15th 2022.

https://www.thepurposefulmayo.com/issue-2-1

2021

‘Is the future of the artworld digital ?’ by Lea Egerer, June, 24th 2021. Vogue, Germany.

https://www.vogue.de/kultur/galerie/zukunft-kunstwelt-digital

2020

'100 VOICES, 100 ARTISTS',March, 2nd 2020. Saatchi Art

https://www.saatchiart.com/stories/100artists/

2019

Five Indian Contemporary Artists You Should Add To Your Collection ASAP, by Khushboo Sharma. Nov, 8th,2019

https://www.luxeva.com/2019/11/five-indian-contemporary-artists-you-need-to-invest-in-right-now/?slot_code=product_featured_story

2017 

‘The art of imperfection’ , by Benita Fernando

December 17th,2017. The Midday Newspaper, Mumbai.

https://www.pressreader.com/india/mid-day/20171217/282063392321778

 

2015 

‘Of whites, spaces and in-betweens’, by Jayashree Narayanan

 September 10th, 2015. Deccan Herald Newspaper, New Delhi.

https://www.deccanherald.com/content/500030/of-whites-spaces-betweens.html

 

‘Wabi- Sabi’ September 8th, 2015. HT City Newspaper, New Delhi.

 

‘Strokes of Perfection’, by Arjita Mishra,

September 8th,  2015. The Pioneer Newspaper, New Delhi.

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2015/vivacity/strokes-of-perfection.html

 

 ‘Silence Speaks more then Noise’ by Jaideep Deo Bhanj,

 September  5th, 2015. The Hindu, New Delhi.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/silence-speaks-more-than-noise/article7617409.ece

 

2014 

‘Crimson , Sap , Ochre, Buff’ Published in Vogue United Kingdom ,

 November Issue, 2014 . Conde Nast Publications, Vogue House, London.