Deepak Tandon

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P2. Polymorphic 2,
2002, 27 inches in diameter on rotor, Oil on Canvas

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Visually a blade of grass, the skin of shark, feathers, the human body and the universe,
appear smooth, structured, orderly.
On a closer look enabled by technology,
man is rediscovering what the wise ones long declared -
that the weave of the universe is truly a symphony of waves, channels and chaotic patterns or fractals,
mixed with myriad hues, harmonized by space.

Space has been described as an invisible, web like, multidimensional, jelly like sticky structure,
binding objects appearing afloat in their free will.

By observing the Shark skin,
scientists have added micro wavy channels to the once smooth surface of a swimsuit,
thus enabling easy flow of the elements.
The study of bionics is borrowing designs from the dwellings of animals -
be it ants, birds or ones already tuned, consistently tuning, merging with nature.
The similarity of the human gene to any other animal brings to light
the oneness among the animate.

Elsewhere, Nanotechnology (nano = one billionth of a meter)
equipped to work on such a minute scale,
shall some day manipulate the very building blocks of the universe: the atoms and molecules;
thus, making possible conversion of grass to bread, water to fuel
and one never knows, maybe a cat into a mouse.
All this reminds one of the childhood days
where one shape was changed to another using the same Lego blocks.
This further unfolds the oneness between the animate and inanimate.

While admiring yet filtering
these mindful achievements of atomic and molecular alterations,
the stories and details of matter,
one wonders of the One Invisible Force binding these common building blocks.

These works attempt to weave within them the microlines of the nano age,
the waviness and hues of nature
and the abstractness of the unchangeable Binding Force,
thereby indulging in the mindlessness and the fullness of that storyless, formless essence.
Here, while merging different perceptions,
one could dive from an Eagle's perspective of nature's various elements
to their microscopic view.
A concave may appear to convert into a convex or visa-versa.
Elsewhere, one may traverse
impressions of optical fibers, umbilical cord or the stem of a lotus, a microchip or a seed,
sourcing, producing, containing
and finally surrendering to void visual significance.

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Deepak Tandon is a 38 year old Delhi based Indian contemporary artist.
He has held seven solo shows, participated in various group shows
and has collectors in and outside the country.