GIGI SCARIA


Born 1973, Kothanalloor, Kerala, India


Gigi Scaria completed his Master’s degree painting from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, in 1998. His work draws the viewer’s attention towards the painful truths of migrancy and displacement through his intense investigation of urban topographies, modern city structures, and the intended and unintended consequences of such for the people who live amongst them. Issues of alienation and unsettlement reverberate within the labyrinthine buildings of his canvases and the uncanny structures of his sculptures and installations. “Gigi’s particular position is to investigate how city structures, social constructs, and the view of location is translated in social prejudice and class attitude,” says critic and curator Gayatri Sinha.

 

The artist lives and works in New Delhi.