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Persi Darukhanawala

Persi Darukhanawala

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PERSI DARUKHANAWALA

'My pictures are songs: explosions of energy, meaning and communication. They are spurs for communication with the self and others.' (Persi Darukhanawala)

Persi Darukhanawala's minimalist pictures explore the uncertainty (and so, de facto, excitement) of life (ars longa, vita brevis). With multivalent richness, Darukhanawala's painting-songs somehow communicate endless, elusive psychologies rather than reproducing already-known visuals. Like the vibrant songs with which they have polylogues, the paintings are life-embracing, positive but equally critical and the product of a spirit in revolt ('l'homme révolté'). Darukhanawala has attracted sustained interest from academics, critics, individual collectors as well as design houses and hotels. He has been shortlisted for the prestigious Art Olympia 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

Education:
MA - University of Cambridge
DPhil - University of Oxford
MA - Courtauld Institute of Art

Events:
2016 - The Other Art Fair, London

Exhibitions:
2018
'London Ultra', The Bargehouse (Oxo Tower Wharf), London
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2017
'Something's happening here today...', Ra Hair, London
Art Olympia 2017 (prize exhibition), Toshima City Government Office, Toyko (shortlisted work: Zero Revolutions per Minute' (2016)
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2016
'...and wishing you were far away', Lloyds Club (private show), London

 
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