Shine Shivan

Solo show by Contemporary Indian Artist Shine Shivan

About the exhibition
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Hervé Perdriolle presents Shine Shivan, one of the most captivating Indian artists of his generation. 


For the thirty-year old artist, the medium is medium. He uses it as much to transform the material as to come into contact with the immaterial. To do this the artist multiplies as much as possible mediums, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, photo, performance. He associates, imbricates, merges; the experience is artistic and the adventure is human.

The whole work of Shine Shivan deals with sexuality through the myths of India, country of contradictions: the free expression of the erotic sculptures of ancient Indian temples faces today's censorship imposed on the name of religion. His eclectic work takes shape by letting the extremes connect. Male and female, light and darkness, gentleness and pain, temporal and timeless, give birth to his amazing hybrid works.

The Lucifer series has been realized by Shine Shivan in one day, like a performance, on August 7th, 2014. The serie symbolizes the duality when the lightness born from the darkness.

"Shivan casts a wide net of references: to mythology, to earthworks, to fellow Indian artists Tejal Shah and Sheela Gowda, certainly, and may be to American artists Petah Coyne and Harmony Hammond as well. With his formal ingenuity and charged subject matter, Shivan will be a compelling artist to follow" ( in Art in America, Suzan Hapgood).

About the curator

Hervé Perdriolle is collector, art critic and curator. He was the art critic of the French movement Figuration Libre and participated in the first exhibitions in France including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring (1984). Since 1996, its main activity is to promote the "Other Masters of India" through the works of leading contemporary artists from global and local cultures. In 2009, Hervé Perdriolle opened his collection to the public in his gallery in apartment in Paris, near the Jardin du Luxembourg. By appointment he advises and makes you benefit from his expertise.