Method, Mumbai's Latest Surrealist Exhibition Dances Between Reality & Make Believe

Method, Mumbai's Latest Surrealist Exhibition Dances Between Reality & Make Believe
Rohan Joglekar

Artist Rohan Joglekar completely skips the line and invites us to pirouette into his fantastical world of imaginary characters, places, and scenarios. A nod to the dream inducing center of the brain, the hippocampus, Joglekar reinforces that the strange is not necessarily scary. In fact, it's a place we all deserve to reside from time to time.

The artist hopes to communicate the idea that we should embrace our imagination and also that it is critical that we observe and hopefully embrace it without apprehension or preconceived notion. Known for his surrealism, Joglekar dances between acceptable reality and make believe, his work serves to rekindle an appreciation for unbound childhood wonder, awe, and bewilderment. 

While some of his pieces edge towards the disturbing, the fantastical use of colour plays with the mind; making the notably bizarre a source of pleasure. His upcoming exhibition at Method, 'Happy In The Hippocampus' departs from waking reality; foraying into anomalous dreamscapes. In addition to showcasing physical artworks, an immersive installation with his digital works will be presented in association with Hefty Art.

Method is an introspective and 'extrospective' approach to art and the world in which it currently exists. By acknowledging that limitlessness is an inherent characteristic of creativity, they believe in expanding the movement of art. They seek to cultivate collaboration and experimentation for the purpose of expression as well as discovery. 

A collaboration between the two will present the varied styles utilized by Joglekar such as magical realism and pop-surrealism. The exhibit will allow you to explore the intersectionality of art. As his artwork embodies a self developed technique influenced by an education in sustainable design, love for ecology and popular culture. The vibrant spectacle will be open to witness at Method, Kala Ghoda from November 10th onwards. 

Find more about the exhibit here.

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