A huge 15 X10 feet, three-dimensional installation, titled Shangrila Screen greets you at the entrance of the art gallery at Bikaner House. The black and white checkered floors of the art gallery serve as the perfect base to set off the gold-hued brass artwork. Small soldered 2 x2 pieces of brass have been welded together to make a messy three-dimensional screen, which stands tall on textured brass rods. Pieces of square malachite break the golden monotony. Shangrila Screen is a reference to all the glorious and lost mythical cities and is part of the mammoth showcase of ‘15 years of Vikram Goyal for Viya’. Advertising
The show, which is replete with more than 20 works, is the debut exhibit of the furniture designer who specialises in the gold-hued medium. “I have always been fascinated with this metal — and the idea was to make functional things with it,” says Goyal, whose furniture house Viya had made wall mirrors, tables, wall sconces, screens and wall panels.