Tarini Ahuja (b.1990, India) was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and graduated with a B.A. (Honors) in Fine Arts from Goldsmith’s, University of London in 2013.

 

Tarini has exhibited her work in group shows in New Delhi, Haryana, Singapore, London and Seoul. In 2015 she was invited to exhibit her work at the India International Centre in New Delhi, where she had a Solo exhibition titled

‘Wabi Sabi’. Wabi Sabi is beauty in the inconspicuous, unconventional, the imperfections and the overlooked details.

 

  Along with being aesthetically pleasing, Tarini Ahuja’s work provides the viewer with a sense of positivity and peace. She aims to create, through her paintings a space for solace and reflection, an escape from the mundane. Her handling of paint is intended to cause an effect of puzzlement to the viewer, the colour usage, and the contrast between thick and thin along with the use of shadows is a deliberate visual trickery. She uses acrylic paints as she feels it is a versatile medium and allows her to experiment with the materiality of the paint. Her colour palette moves from pristine whites, clerical greys, sensitive blues and garden greens to dusty, earthy shades, chaotic hues and dramatic contrasts.

 

 She plays with the notions of illusion in painting and projects a whimsical feel through her works.  The Japanese idea of ‘Ma’ and Wabi-Sabi both play important roles in her aesthetic. Ma can be roughly translated as gap, pause or the space in between. The concept of Ma is a powerful concept with many faces and layers it routes from the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism. 

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

 

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.

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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

 

2017 

‘The art of imperfection’ , by Benita Fernando

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

 

2015 

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

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

 

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

 

‘Strokes of Perfection’, by Arjita Mishra,

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

 

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

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

 

2014 

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

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

                                 © 2019 by Tarini Ahuja. 

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