mumbai: a thousand kisses deep

© chatterjee & lal / fabien charuau

hailing from the french coastal region of brittany, fabien charuau is a creative jack of all trades based in mumbai. working in photography and video since the beginning of his career, charuau also writes about photography and curates art shows. but now, the french indian – mind you, he has been living here for almost two decades and rightfully considers himself a local – has landed himself a major solo exhibition at chatterjee & lal, one of the city's few noteworthy contemporary art gallery's. the show, sensually entitled a thousand kisses deep, opens on fri - aug 14 and presents a collection of digital prints on canvas, works on paper and a video installation that the artist created during the past four years. the conceptual underpinnings of the showcase relate to contemporary life in india, including the expression of intimacy amongst young adults, and the manner in which devotional practices have moved online. technique-wise, charuau focuses on the materiality of digital images and, in particular, their auto-generation, both still and moving, by code-based processes. location: kamal mansion, haji niyaz ahmed azmi marg, first floor [colaba].

© chatterjee & lal / fabien charuau