In City Uprise, Gigi Scaria focuses on architecture to explore the human impact of rapid and relentless urban change in India’s capital region. The work comprises a series of shots taken by the artist, who is originally from a southern Indian village, as he ascended the famous Agrasen Ki Baoli stepwell in New Delhi. Beyond a wall of the historic structure, a cluster of modern high-rise buildings appears to emerge organically from the ground. With the stepwell forming a boundary between the viewer and a fugitive, constantly changing horizon, Scaria reflects on the sense of alienation and instability encountered by many on the margins of city life.
Gigi Scaria (b. 1973, India)
Inkjet print on paper
Gift of Drs. Umesh and Sunanda Gaur