Katharina Kakar | Visuals

"An unashamed sensual sculptural language."

 

Chris Dercon, Tate Modern, London, 2015

 

Videos

"I loved the video…found it humorous and touching. I showed it to the people in my office and they could not stop laughing." 

 

Roger Ballen, photo artist, Johannesburg

about the video "Ella Talking Art", 2016

 

Installations & Sculptures

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

copper, dried fish, condoms 74 x 35 x 35 cm

Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha, 2015

Crossing the Lakshmana Rekha, 2015

wax body parts, rose pedals circle, 3 meters in diameter

Screw You, 2015

Screw You, 2015

wax heads, copper nails private collections in New Delhi, Oslo, New York, Hamburg, Teheran, Kanha Museum of Art

Hung Out to Dry, 2015

Hung Out to Dry, 2015

plastic, traces of wax and pigment, stainless steel frame, 140 x 68 x 68 cm

Between Going and  Staying, 2015

Between Going and Staying, 2015

Series of 5 pillars, chilli balls copper, dried chillies, oil paint, lacquer 1,50 x 2,50 m

Kama Interrupted, 2015

Kama Interrupted, 2015

three iron tables, Kamasutra books, copper items, paint, digital picture frame 100 x 170 x 40 cm

The Power to Create, 2015

The Power to Create, 2015

bronze coconuts, bronze pomegranate, bronze fish

Saptamatrika, 2015

Saptamatrika, 2015

Series of seven, fiberglass, copper, burned clay

Shringara – Fragments, 2015

Shringara – Fragments, 2015

plastic stripes with printed texts fragments and pictures 300 cm x 250 cm

Goddess

Goddess

painted pillar, wax hands

Migrating Beast, 2018

Migrating Beast, 2018

bronze sculpture

Circling the  Universe, 2015

Circling the Universe, 2015

bronze figures, brass head on pedestal 50 x 50 x 75 cm courtesy of Kanha Museum of Art, Madhya Pradesh

Connected, 2015

Connected, 2015

fiberglass figures, plastic tubes on pedestal 50 x 50 x 75 cm

December 16, 2012 (2015)

December 16, 2012 (2015)

old wooden item from a traditional metal workshop, eaten by white ants, copper rod 123 x 53 cm

Goddess

Goddess

Found iron objects, 2013

Goddess

Goddess

Found iron objects, 2013

"Kakar’s works are cheerful, provocative, sexy and scary at the same time."

 

Dr. Britta Schmitz, Chief Curator, National Gallery

in Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2015

 

photo credit: Rohit Chawla

Wall Hangings

Body Lines - Pain, 2018

Body Lines - Pain, 2018

mixed media 1m x 50cm, box

Unheard, 2015

Unheard, 2015

copper, wax, LED-lights, wooden frame 66 x 12 x 36 cm

Body Lines - Inside My Veins, 2018

Body Lines - Inside My Veins, 2018

mixed media, 1m x 50cm, box

Body Lines - Inside My Veins, 2018

Body Lines - Inside My Veins, 2018

detail

Untitled (Ocean), 2015

Untitled (Ocean), 2015

series of five copper, patina 1,20 m in diameter, private collection, Goa

Memory of the Future, 2015

Memory of the Future, 2015

wax skulls, pigments, 70 x 70 cm

Desire, 2015

Desire, 2015

series of five 50 x 50 cm private collection, New Delhi / Kanha Museum of Art

Shakti Pith, 2014

Shakti Pith, 2014

Series of 15, copper, patina, acrylic paint private collection, New Delhi / Waterfront Resort, Goa

Untitled, 2013

Untitled, 2013

chilies, turmeric, paint on wood, 70 x 68 cm

Untitled

Untitled

Three panels, copper, pepper on wood, led lights, 2,50 m x 4 m, Waterfront Resort, Goa

Untitled, 2015

Untitled, 2015

copper, patina, horse hair 50 x 50 cm private collection, Oslo/Norway

“Empathically explores the issue of feminine space as a territory shifting between the continuously assailed social space and the domestic patriarchal one.”

Dr. Jyothindra Jain, 
Indian Art and Culture Historian, New Delhi

 

Drawings

This series of drawings are inspired by the Indian concept of shringana. The drawings deal with women’s sensuality and sexual desires. 

All my ink drawings are based on motifs from Indian miniatures, at times combined with old Indian love poetry. I developed my own style or “handwriting” in an unknown language by creating patterns that are repeated in different ways.

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

Private collection, New Delhi

Untitled, 2014

Untitled, 2014

ink on paper, courtesy of artist

Desire, 2014

Desire, 2014

ink on paper, courtesy of artist

Morning Bath, 2014

Morning Bath, 2014

ink on paper, 53 x 62 cm, private collector, Latvia

Ganesha, 2014

Ganesha, 2014

ink on paper, private collection, New Delhi

Woman and Child, 2015

Woman and Child, 2015

ink on paper, courtesy of artist

Women and Flower, 2014

Women and Flower, 2014

ink on paper, private collection, New Delhi

Ganesha, 2014

Ganesha, 2014

private collection, courtesy of artist

Ganesha, 2014

Ganesha, 2014

private collection, New Delhi

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