Duality is a group exhibition by two artists who explore two varied natural landscapes that exist simultaneously. One explores the topic of changing environment in our cities, the other takes inspiration from his decade long practice of combing art with natural environment he is most familiar with. Loknath Pradhan’s artscape touches upon the sensitive yet crucial topic that our current society is entangled with- pollution. Human insolence is not shown how it normally in popular visual culture. Refreshingly, nature is fighting back and finding a way to thrive in his artscape. Viswanath Kuttum’s body of work takes us away from city life to the quaint, pristine islands of Andaman and Nicobar. Taking inspiration social, cultural and environmental cues around him, he creates a sense of social coexistence and amity in villages through his work.
The contrast in their work is apparent by their use of colors and imageries. Loknath’s work looks bright and intriguing, hiding the problems behind the mask of consumerism, politics and growing conflict in society. Viswanath’s work is monochromatic and static which takes the viewer away from the cacophony of city life to simpler times.