Neelesh Yogi

Neelesh Yogi

  • Artist’s Statement

    My interest is to create the Idea of a home or shop, which only becomes complete when it involves the
    presence of people. The presence of existence also reflects on the objects of daily use. I believe any
    object has two sides, one is its functionality which we are aware of, and the second is the memory-related to
    its which we often ignore or do not realize. The same things work with the house, it only becomes home
    when it is filled with objects to be used to build memories.
    I belong to a middle-class family, in India. So whenever I create an object I always try to pick those
    objects which can be seen in middle-class everyday life. People interact with them in order to use
    them which leads to the building of memories around them.
    Through my work, I try to create a different world with reference to the spaces/objects I see around me
    or have experienced but also adding a surreal narrative emerging from the memories of those
    spaces/objects.
    The series of objects which I am making with papers is the representation of every struggle of my
    family relating it to the struggle faced by any middle-class family in our country. The miniature
    scales of my works are to create a sense of intimacy or closeness. My paper sculptures act like a mutant object where a real object merges into another to create both relation and contrast to each other. There
    is a constant push and pull that happens to create a story. This force of attraction and diversion also
    reflects the everyday struggle my family goes through in terms of socio, political and personal crises.
    The use of paper in my work is to outline the paper as a very regular medium found in our house in
    many forms. It can be a daily newspaper, a paper carry bag we use in the market, a paper from mother's
    dairy where she keeps the calculations of daily expenses, or a paper from the receipt book of my father's
    tailor shop. But I always try to keep the paper blank or white without any attachments or references as I
    want people to draw their own stories or references.

  • Biography

    From Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
    Year of passing school/college-
    2017 M.F.A. Kala Bhavan Visva Bharati
    2015 B.F.A. Kala Bhavan Visva Bharati
    2010 Higher Secondary School, Madhya Pradesh

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Neelesh Yogi

Bed
4 x 8 x 16″ Paper

Neelesh Yogi

The Boundary
variable Paper

Neelesh Yogi

Go with the Flow
17 x 9 x 10″ Paper

Neelesh Yogi

Thora hai Thore ki Zarurat Hai
13 x 10.5 x 6″ Paper