Bone Vehicles by Jitish Kallat

Bone Vehicles by Jitish Kallatjitish kallat sculpts bone vehicles like prehistoric skeletons
Like the decomposed vertebrae of a prehistoric creature, the large-scale sculptures of jitish kallat resonate with a sentiment of death and mortality that are recurrent themes throughout the indian artist’s oeuvre. kallat’s series of bone vehicles references his own photographs of cars, trucks, bicycles, and buses that had been incinerated and torched during riots.
He has transformed the visual of the burnt-umber endoskeletons into intricate white sculptures mimicking fossilized remains that he describes as ‘grotesque, burlesque and arabesque in equal measure’. ‘aquasaurus’ and ‘ignitaurus’ are two examples from the series — hybrid pieces that compound the aesthetic of mammoths found in natural history museums and specialized transportation devices from an automobile-expo.
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aquasaurus, 2008
resin, paint, steel; number 1 from an edition of 3 + 1 ap
100 x 271 x 106 cm | 39.37 x 106.69 x 41.73 in
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aquasaurus, 2008
resin, paint, steel; number 1 from an edition of 3 + 1 ap
100 x 271 x 106 cm | 39.37 x 106.69 x 41.73 in
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aquasaurus, 2008
resin, paint, steel; number 1 from an edition of 3 + 1 ap
100 x 271 x 106 cm | 39.37 x 106.69 x 41.73 in
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aquasaurus, 2008
resin, paint, steel; number 1 from an edition of 3 + 1 ap
100 x 271 x 106 cm | 39.37 x 106.69 x 41.73 in
Bone Vehicles by Jitish Kallatbone-vehicles-by-jitish-kallat-designboom-06
aquasaurus, 2008
resin, paint, steel; number 1 from an edition of 3 + 1 ap
100 x 271 x 106 cm | 39.37 x 106.69 x 41.73 in
Bone Vehicles by Jitish Kallatbone-vehicles-by-jitish-kallat-designboom-11
aquasaurus, 2008
resin, paint, steel; number 1 from an edition of 3 + 1 ap
100 x 271 x 106 cm | 39.37 x 106.69 x 41.73 in
Bone Vehicles by Jitish Kallatbone-vehicles-by-jitish-kallat-designboom-04
ignitaurus, 2008
resin, steel, paint and brass; 5 + 1ap
lifesize
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ignitaurus, 2008
resin, steel, paint and brass; 5 + 1ap
lifesize
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