Amba Sayal-Bennett
Tagar, 2021
Ink and pro-marker on risograph print on 300 gsm paper
29.7 x 42 cm (Unframed)

Signed and numbered in the back.

Edition of 20 variations, each unique. 

Tagar by Amba Sayal-Bennett

Working across drawing, projection and sculptural installation, Amba Sayal-Bennett’s recent work focuses on instruments of measurement. From astrolabes to Jantar Mantars, these curious, ancient, other-worldly calculating machines enabled the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye through an assemblage of measuring device, celestial and human bodies. An instrument is a system created by the body working in conjunction with a material structure or object. Whether using a plastic drawing stencil or three-dimensional computer modelling software, Amba explores how instruments or apparatus have agency- what they signal and silence, what worlds they perform.

About the artist:

Amba Sayal-Bennett (b. 1991, London) is a British artist based in London.

She received her BFA from Oxford University and her MA in The History of Art from The Courtauld Institute. She was awarded her PhD in Art Practice and Learning from Goldsmiths and has published her practice-based research with Tate Papers.

Amba is a co-founder of Cypher Billboard, an artist-run public program of site-specific billboard artworks and off-site projects based in London.

Selected solo exhibitions include A Mechanised Thought, indigo+madder, London (2020); Every Line Makes a Cut, Carbon12, Dubai (2019); Plane Maker, Carbon 12, Dubai (2017); Diffraction Metis, Yve Yang Gallery, Boston (2016); and Deft Nodes, Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (2016). Recent group exhibitions include Odds, TOMA, Southend (2019); ABSINTHE §2, Collective Ending, London (2019); Espacio, Luz y Orden, José de la Fuente, Santander (2019); A Plot for the Multiverse, indigo+madder, London, (2019); And Proceed To Fill The Next Fold, The Future, Galleri 21, Malmö (2019); and A World In Vertigo, Brunel Museum, London (2019).

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