Atul Bhalla: Contemporary Landscape and the Depths of the Historical Field

by  Kathleen L Wyma

Created in 2014, Atul Bhalla's Contestation I captures the topographical expanse of a South African savannah as it stretches towards a distant horizon. In catching the diffused daylight as it skips across the varied textures of the terrain, the carefully composed photograph attests to the artist's finely-honed

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Reflections on a ‘hydro-aesthetic’ journey

by  Parul Singh

“You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.”

- Heraclitus

“You always step into the same river.” - Atul Bhalla

Atul Bhalla’s latest show at Vadhera Art Gallery titled Anhedonic Dehiscence brings together some of his old and new works

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Atul Bhalla

by  Meera Menezes

As a marauding axe invades the innards of a tree, chipping away slowly but persistently in Atul Bhalla’s video installation “Sap”, the lines of Gieve Patel’s poem “On killing a tree” spring to mind.

“It takes much time to kill a tree

Not a simple jab of the knife

Will do it. It has grown


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Remarking the river : Landscapes by Atul Bhalla

by  Shukla Sawant

To understand the dynamics of Atul Bhalla’s work, it is important to engage with the environmental concerns of a generation that came of age in the 1990s. A generation that inherited a post industrial landscape of debris, detritus of manufacturing waste and a fragile ecosystem tottering on the edge

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