David Zwirner is pleased to present Drawn to remember, an exhibition of new paintings by the Indian artist Mahesh Baliga (b. 1982), on view in The Upper Room at the gallery’s London location. This will be Baliga’s first solo exhibition outside of India.
Baliga’s paintings document the intricacies of life in western India, instilling quotidian and often overlooked moments with emotional resonance. Fascinated by the relationship between a painting’s formal construction and its psychological effect, the artist slips seamlessly between the real and the imagined, developing surreal visual interventions that convey the poignant and strange nature of memories, personal loss, and the passage of time.