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“In order not to feel the horrible burden of time which breaks your shoulders and bows you down to earth, you must intoxicate yourself without truce, but with what? With wine, poetry, or art?
Ask what time? Which place? Where, When, Why?
The wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, will answer me”
It is time to intoxicate oneself with wine, poetry, art…
…in the streets among the crowds, in the green patches on the city outskirts, cushioned inside public transport or in the solitude of my room, awake inside my studio. The intoxication seems already diminished, disappearing….
“Ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, all that flies, of all that groans, of all that rolls, of all that sings, of all that speaks”
—an appropriated, intoxicated statement, a bit of bawdy Baudelaire
Photographer Artist / New Delhi
Have been energised, enthused and humbled by the response to Part One of the show.
So here’s Part Two. Blink and you may miss the moment. Moments that crunch the past into the immediate present. Montages that free the visuals from its photographic freeze to unravel thoughts in you…
Waiting for these moments and the conceptualisation of this show took a long time. The resultant images carved out of these simple montages, hopefully, still leave a fresh fragrance. I hope they bloom in your minds too.
Unleashing Panoramas series curated by Dr. Joly Puthussery
Associate Professor /University of Hyderabad
Comments below from the first show. Do leave your thoughts on this section too:
” Loved the photographs. In these days when everyone with a mobile phone can click pictures, your photographs are a lesson in composition, use of light, symbolism and most importantly, a humanistic approach to see the world around us. ” —Chaitanya.K.M.
” Gireesh’s niche has always been the twilight zone where photography and art met each other. Being a trained artist himself, Gireesh’s work more often than not assumed the composition of an artwork despite news photography’s inherent compulsion to race against time or even deeper concentration. But then, as every work of art, a news image too is a priceless moment etched in time and history for ever. “–M.G.Radhakrishnan.
“As some of them look at various angles of a single moment or image, others create a chain of meanings, something that is similar to a ‘play within the play’ ” —Allwyn Marshall.
“Brilliant work! You were always a very gifted photographer who made pictures speak..now you have evolved into that amazing narrator of stories that speak through images.” —Nalini Menon.
” When examined in that moment, a frame turns into an emotion and an extraordinary picture of life that may never be repeated. In a film where only light and time are formed into raw materials, reality becomes a poetic imagination, at least for a moment. For the photographer Gireesh GV, we can finally see a mindset that robs art of everything it sees. He transforms reality into a romantic teapot. Undoubtedly, it is not a feat that everyone can do. Needless to say, Gireesh’s heart beats as a painter transforms what he sees with his camera into a profound experience.” —J.Binduraj
My waiting for the moments and the conceptualization took a long time. But resultant images carved out of simple montages has its fresh fragrance.
Let it bloom your minds too.
Please note the exhibits of the part 1 can be accessed at