Shelf Life II – Prashant Pandey

Sculptor Prashant Pandey is back with a sequel to his 2010 show “Shelf Life”; this one is called “Shelf Life II”.

Mr. Pandey’s works are just as dramatic as they were the last time around but whereas the centrepiece of the last show was the deformed skull of an aborted female foetus re-imagined as a jeweled sculpture where each jewel was actually a sealed bag of human urine, this time around the talking piece is the large marble heart suspended from a stainless steel wire at the rear of the gallery. The heart is fashioned from leftover marble chips and it really needs to be seen to be believed.

Also worth seeing is the giant circular sculpture made from pieces of highway (yes actual tar and rock chunks). Mr. Pandey said he scoured the highways near his native Jaipur and hefted home these large pieces of damaged roadway to incorporate into his work. It is also a slightly unnerving experience to see the glowing red eye at the heart of the sculpture. To really understand what I mean you’d need to see it for yourself.

Shelf Life II by Prashant Pandey is on at Gallery Maskara in Mumbai until 8th November 2012. So if you’re in the neighbourhood, be sure to check it out.

And if you can’t go, we made a video of the experience. Check it out below.

Elvis

Independent filmmaker and screenwriter.