Floodlight/Commissions

Floodlight was set up to promote the patronage and appreciation of the visual arts. While acting as a platform for young and emerging artists, Floodlight also intends to build art awareness and appreciation among collectors and broaden the base of art connoisseurship. As India's foremost patron of new artistic commissions, projects and exhibitions in public spaces, our main drive is to increase the average person's engagement with the arts and to make art a part of everyday life. With PUBLICA 2016, our flagship initiative, the foundation has created bespoke art works that have been displayed in around Delhi

Arun Kumar HG

Traces 
Silk Screen printing and drawing on reclained wood

Born in Karnataka , Arun Kumar H G  completed his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Fine Arts from the M S University of Baroda.

Industrial town’s scrapyards and backyards of forest departments are common sites of hugely stockpiled wood of different size, shape and verity waiting to go for first use, second use or to be used as firewood. Where is it coming from in such volume everyday? Is it produced in factories like other consumer goods or is it from its natural habitats? Traces is a photo booth made with discarded wood used for industrial packing. While audiences are invited to use the photo booth, the artist aims towards further inquires on the subject that can be disturbing for those of us who care about the overall, balanced wellness of our living environment.

In this project Arunkumar HG was assisted by two young artists, Devendra Khare and Govind Gupta. 5 young boys from Artreach India's Teaching Fellowship programme interacted with Arun in his studio and witnessed the journey of an art work from conception to completion.

The project is a collaboration between Artreach India and Floodlight Foundation for PUBLICA.

Gigi Scaria

Who directs whom?

Aluminum structure, aluminum-fabricated sheet,
Mirror glass, 2 Clocks, Motor, Iron Sheet, and
Paint 17 feet in height, 12 feet wide and 7 feet thick

The installation ‘Who directs whom?’ is an attempt to understand the urban psyche in connection with the modern concept of time and its influence on social behavior. When our actions are set by the movements of the clock, we tend to forget the idea of time as a cultural paradigm.When a city pulsates by its clock it shuts its eyes towards the layers of parallel times, which are very much a part of our creative existence.

The work can also be read as a comment on the longevity of cities and time honoured structures and hierarchies and their sometimes tenuous foundation.

Born in 1973, Kerala, Gigi Scaria completed his Bachelors degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram and his Masters degree in Painting from Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi. He has represented the India Pavillion at the Venice Biennale and exhibited in Kochi during the Biennale in 2014.



Owais Husain

For Every Horizon You Leave Behind (A Prologue to the Heart of Silence), 2016

Wood, acrylic, enamel, iron oxide, paper, and mirrors
18 x 15 x 10 feet

By painting the enclosed space black and cladding the walls with large mirrors on opposing sides, Husain offers the viewer a whole and encompassing experience in the Heart of Silence installation. The multi-media work is comprised of many ofHusain’s artistic languages – painting, video, sculpture, and poetry – yet the outcome is a quiet and deeply elegiac work, allowing viewers to feel the profound silence of the space.

RAJESH RAM

Farmer
Life size Man (6 feet)

Installation  size variable as per location
Fibre glass and wire mesh

Most of Rajesh Ram ‘s works often reexamines  the condition of the mundane and the marginalized, spinning his own narratives, to bring attention to them. Here, too, Rajesh champions the case of the farmer. He illustrates the trials and tribulations of the farmer, in an increasingly industrialised society, where the dependence on agriculture is reducing every year, with several farmer's committing suicide. In this installation, the snake-like structure, that holds in it many farm staples, the farmer's daily bread and his only source of income, seems to engulf him.

Anant Mishra

Are we Human yet?

Paper Mache and fiber coating

In Are we Human yet?, Anant Mishra's seemingly playful work takes a satirical take on what it means to be human, in present times. The artist questions, whether being human, once heralded as a symbol of the highest level of consciousness, intelligence and empathy, is still true given the quickly depleting moral and social values.

Here, Anant questions whether 'being human' or 'becoming human' does in fact have any positive connotations at all. Animals have been used to push this critique. He has used, the elephant and the tiger, considered the most formidable beasts of the animal kingdom, in a compromising, even subservient position to comment on prevailing social structures, a loss of freedom and distorted and most likely futile power struggles.

Born in 1983, in Bihar, Anant completed his Master of Fine Arts in 2007, from the College of Art, New Delhi 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Art, New Delhi.

Anant Mishra is a part of Museum of Sacred Art, Belgium and Shanghai and De Triloche Collection, Israel, among several others in India and abroad.

Krishna Murari

Krishna Murari completed his Bachelor’s in Art from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata University, and his Masters from the College of Art, Delhi University.

He has participated in various group shows all over the country since 1990 and has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Gold Medal in 2002.

bhuwal prasad

GREEN BOX

20 feet by 8 feet by 9.5 feet

Mild steel container , painted with Duco.

Responding to the theme of touch , Bhuwal Prasad painted a 20 foot container for two weeks, taking the viewer behind the scenes to enjoy the processes of painting and see an art work come into life. This was Bhuwal's attempt to making painting a static medium into one that is more dynamic , communal, and interactive, very much corner stone of his gestural, vibrant, and bold artistic practice.

Always connected to his surroundings, Bhuwal explored the very pertinent issues of environment Pollution , and together with Safe Express and Floodlight Foundation pledged to go green.

LUCAS MUNOZ

BAMBOO STRUCTURE WITH FANS INCORPORATED

DELHI LUNGS

Trained as a product designer, Lucas Munoz has a self-proclaimed love and respect for the materials, which he shows through keeping original elements in tact, lending a deliberate rawness to the finished object. It can be read as a critique of the handmade and raises important questions around form and function, where often times form supersedes function.

Lucas was born in 1983 in Madrid and lives in the Netherlands.