Harendra Kumar Kushwaha
India

Harendra Kumar Kushwaha © Goethe-Institut Kolkata/Photo Sharanya Chattopadhyay With full respect in the conventional modes of painting, he initially started working with various mediums like acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media and watercolours. While these set of mediums presented their own lure and pictorial possibilities what ultimately stuck to him is the notion of "making" rather than a finished object. This reliance on the idea of "process", the unfinished and the "continuous" led him to explore the elastic possibilities of various materials, like fabric (especially denims), paper strips etc. among a host of others. These trysts with the material led him to explore various skill set and processes like weaving and stitching often fabricating them over pre-existing found objects replicating it in its dimensional modalities and facets.
These activities ultimately stretched the torsion flexibility of these materials leading to the formation of various structural composites.