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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 35 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.

Exhibitions

Sokari Douglas Camp, Blind Love and Grace, 2016.
Mild steel, acrylic paint, aluminium gold and copper leaf, 
278 x 203 x 135 cm.
Photo: Jonathan Greet
Govinda Sah 'Azad', Matter/Nothing/Matter, 2015.
Mixed media on canvas, 160 x 180 cm.

Sokari Douglas Camp, Red Grace, 2016
Steel, 81 x 52 x 30 cm.
Photo: Jonathan Greet
Govinda Sah 'Azad', In Between, 2015.
Mixed Media on Canvas, 180 x 200 cm.


Sokari Douglas Camp, Red Grace, 2016
Steel, 81 x 52 x 30 cm.
Photo: Jonathan Greet
Govinda Sah 'Azad', The Soul/Eternal/Infinity, 2015. Mixed media on canvas, 130 x 135 cm.

Govinda Sah 'Azad'
BOUNDLESS POSSIBILITIES

19 May - 25 June 2016

October Gallery, London, presents Boundless Possibilities a solo exhibition by Govinda Sah 'Azad’, comprised of mixed media works on canvas.  

This summer’s exhibition marksSah’s third showing at October Gallery. Born in Nepal, where he studied Fine Arts at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, before completing his MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts, in 2008, Sah now lives and works in London.

Effortlessly balancing traditional eastern metaphysical insights about the nature of reality with visual realisations that are in accord with the latest formulations of contemporary western science, Govinda Sah imagines a cosmos of boundless possibilities. A painter of tempestuous skies and cosmic explosions, Sah is drawn towards the unknown, intuitively shaping a response to the question: How was the universe created? Sah cannot conceive a universe without logic and purpose and yet his impulse is to ‘seek the sacred’.

Pushing boundaries in his new work, Sah physically engages with the jute and wooden stretchers of his canvases, creating deep openings, minute holes and shaped frames. Whilst still retaining his intricate painterly skills, carefully textured layers of paint are combined with more three-dimensional objects such as beads and hair to bring the evolving cosmos out of the flat plane. Sah also incorporates the use of fire, drawing from the very inspiration of his works; light. Just as light consumes darkness, he allows a flame to take over his canvases, its smoke forming natural peaks that evoke turbulent skies. Glimpses of precise graphical lines are visible through the intricate layers as the artist’s fascination with space aesthetically engages both science and mathematics.  



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