(IM)POSSIBILITIES - A SOLO EXHIBITION BY VIJAY PICHUMANI
There is a sense of order in nature, a pattern prescribed to things, a cyclical sequence that forms, nurtures, destroys and recreates all life on earth. And all life invariably adheres to this order. The best example of this would be the food cycle that we are a part of. Nature, in all her bounty, has bestowed in her creations innate ways to feed themselves. From the hunting instincts ascribed to predators to the regurgitating mechanisms in birds – all species in nature are part of the cycle where when new life is born, it is fed and nurtured through any and all means provided.
For artist Vijay Pichumani, this singular aspect of nature’s ingenuity holds the key to the seemingly insurmountable questions facing us today. It comes together in his solo show (Im)Possibilities that delves deep into the evolving meanings of sustenance and takes on the possibilities of action against the impossibilities of apathy. In a scathing commentary on the climate crisis, his new set of works essentially holds up a mirror – a looking glass that allows a peek into all things we have blinded ourselves to and the harsh truths we refuse to acknowledge.
(Im)Possibilities affirms that the dawn of a new civilisation might not seem so ‘impossible’ if we just took a minute to realise the possibilities still available to us. Nature has all the answers. We only need to see the pattern.