A generative artist whose works explore the intersection of art and technology through the use of algorithms and code, Ujjwal Agarwal (KALA) is a computer engineer who explores art in both structured and spontaneous forms. Drawing inspiration from nature, music, and mathematics, KALA's art invites viewers to immerse themselves in a world of beauty and complexity. His debut solo exhibition, interprets and visualises time and its movement through the medium of a custom-coded computer algorithm furthering a centuries old conversation on the construct of time itself.
Time, as a concept, has been explored by scientists, philosophers and some of the greatest thinkers to have ever lived. Dating back to 2650 BC when ancient Egyptians explored time as a resource limited to duration of life, and moving on to the Vedas tracking the cycles of creation and destruction, or when the Incas believed space and time as a single concept. Even for modern day scientists time continues to be a constant exploration as an idea, philosophy, and scientific unit.
More importantly, time served (and continues to serve) as a way to document life itself. Events, movements, periods, the past, present, and future all stem from the idea of sequence, and in turn create a timeline for humankind. The exhibit ‘Timelines’ can be classified as a singular creation but its constantly evolving nature raises the impact of time on humankind. It is a constant, yet at the same time, we don't know what it holds in store for us.
You can find more information about the ongoing exhibit taking place at Method, Kala Ghoda here.
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