Jitish Kallat, ‘Sacred Geometry (Covariance)’, 2015-2016, Chemould Prescott Road

Sacred Geometry (Covariance) is a sculpture, wherein more than 150 eyes of numerous species look back at the world... as if Covariance is a collective, concurrent, heterogeneous gaze, trying to meet the geometry of our own human gaze halfway. Stepping close to absorb the work, the viewers can through this subconscious “viewer-ly” gesture the eyes, about a centimeter in dimension, of our fellow tenants on the planet come that much closer to our eyes.

About Jitish Kallat

Working in a diverse array of materials, Jitish Kallat makes installations, paintings, and sculptures that take inspiration from the people and paradoxes of his native city of Mumbai. His monumental sculptures, such as Eruda and Annexe (2006), mythologize India’s urban poor, whom he depicts as both disenfranchised and remarkably resilient. He cites a broad range of influences, from Pop art and Dada to Persian miniatures and billboards, coalescing in a distinctive handmade aesthetic. His series of paintings “Dawn Chorus” (2007) feature street children whose heads of hair are depicted as black-and-white city scenes, teeming with people and vehicles.

Indian, b. 1974, Mumbai, India, based in Mumbai, India