Baiju Parthan

Baiju Parthan is a Mumbai based inter-media artist working simultaneously with traditional media as well as digital technology. He is one of the early exponents of new-media art and ‘mediatic-realism’ in the Indian contemporary art scene. Baiju Parthan hails from Kerala and has a chequered academic background with degrees in Botany, Visual arts, Philosophy, and PG diploma in comparative mythology, along with certifications in Computer game Level design and 3D graphics from Pratt Institute, New york.

Parthan’s vocabulary of visuals consists of arcane symbols, diagrams, elements of cartography, as well as contemporary imagery gathered from mainstream media. These elements and references are brought together by the artist to create paintings that reveal a dense multi-layered phenomenological landscape. Parthan’s work in the digital realm consists of explorations into the boundary where the virtual and real bleed into each other. Through computer-generated virtual objects presented in interactive installations and large scale prints on metallic surfaces, as well as animated 3D lenticular prints, Parthan manages to present a critique on high technology and its impact on our experience of reality and life.

To sum up, Baiju Parthan’s art presents the collision between various worldviews and the ontological fallout of those collisions. History thus becomes a compilation of tracks and debris left behind by such collisions for the artist.

He has participated in several landmark International exhibitions including,

2002-Under Construction, an exhibition of Asian Contemporary art, Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan, 2002-New moves International Live Art Festival, Glasgow, UK,

2002 Kapital and Karma, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria,

2004 -New moves International Live Art Festival, Glasgow, UK.

2004 – ‘Zoom!’ Art in Contemporary India, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal

2005-NRLA, Live Art Festival, Midland, Perth, Australia,

2004. Indian Contemporary, Benedictine Museum, Fecamp, France,

2008, International Live Art Festival Glasgow

2009, Beyond Globalization, Beijing,

2009, 101 Contemporary, Tokyo,

2011-2012 INDIA!, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), Rio de Janeiro,

2010 – Go see India, Vasa Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden.

As well as Several International Art fairs

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Baiju Parthan
Street-view (Pav)
Medium- Acrylic On Canvas
Dimensions- 30×48 Inches
Year-2020

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Baiju Parthan
Terminus
Animated 3d Lenticular Print
Dimensions- 36×90 Inches ( Diptych-2 Panles Of 36×45 Inches)
Year- 2016

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Baiju Parthan
Eden-3 ( Vicissitudes Of Knowledge)
Animated 3d Lenticular Print
Edition No-2/6
Year-2018

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Baiju Parthan

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Baiju Parthan
True Lies-3 (Soft Graffity)
Medium- Oil, Acrylic & gel on Canvas
Dimensions- 48×84 Inches
Year- 2010

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Baiju Parthan
Pneuma(air) triptych
Dimensions- 4×8 feet
Year- 2004

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Baiju Parthan
Random access- cyborgontology
Dimensions- 4×8 feet

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Baiju Parthan
True lies- 2 (Okapi’s Logic)
Dimensions- 4×4 feet

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Baiju Parthan
True lies- 1

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Baiju Parthan
Deposition &t Estimony
Animated 3d Lenticular Print
Dimensions- 30×48
Year-2013

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Baiju Parthan
Deposition &t Estimony
Animated 3d Lenticular Print
Dimensions- 30×48
Year-2013

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Baiju Parthan
Deposition &t Estimony
Animated 3d Lenticular Print
Dimensions- 30×48
Year-2013

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Baiju Parthan
True lies- 4
Medium- Acrylic On Canvas
Dimensions- 48×144 Inches(diptych)
Year-2010