Eternal doubts is the reflection of nature versus human within the context of present day environmental crisis. Humankind has reduced natural resources to an annihilating force against nature. It is interesting to see how we try to protect ourselves from nature when nature tries to protect us.
Gigi Scaria (born 1973) has an artistic practice that straddles painting, photography, installation, sculpture and video. His work has been exhibited at the Smart Museum/ University of Chicago, the Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
In 2010 Scaria participated in West Heavens, the first major artistic engagement between India (historically referred to as the West Heavens in Chinese Buddhist texts) and China.
The following year Scaria was one of five artists (with Zarina Hashmi, Sonal Jain, Mriganka Madhukaillya and Praneet Soi) to represent India at th Ranjit Hoskote. Scaria exhibited a major installation, Elevator from the subcontinent, which created a simulated space representing an actual elevator that the audience was invited to step inside in order to ‘time travel’ to different locations in India. Scaria’s recent solo exhibitions include Amusement park (Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, 2009), Difficult to imagine, easy to construct (Art Asia Miami, 2008), Site under construction (Videospace Budapest, 2008), and Triviality of everyday existence (the National Art Studio, Changdong, Korea, 2008).