Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke is delighted to announce Seattle-based artist Sangram Majumdar’s first solo exhibition in India, opening January 11, 2024 for Mumbai Gallery Weekend. In this new body of work figurative fragments, redacted passages, and decorative motifs create a place where the everyday and the mythic find common ground. As someone who moved to the US as a teenager, Majumdar’s paintings embody a shared sense of double consciousness that he finds common in diasporic communities and his own personal life. The imagery is inspired by people and experiences that are part of his lived experience, against a backdrop of remembered stories and indistinct picture fragments. From one work to another, bodies appear, dissolve, and reappear, each time reshaping themselves and the spaces they inhabit along the way. “It is this sense of permanent displacement, and the various perceptual gaps it gives rise to, that he both explores and examines in his work. Majumdar’s bricolage approach seems to me to be motivated by the desire to create an identity that unites the many different aspects of his dual identity as an Indian American. Can he be both? What does that mean? Everywhere in his paintings and drawings, we see evidence of his restless, intellectual curiosity working in tandem with his constantly probing intelligence, his empathy and humor.” writes John Yau in his essay for the exhibition catalogue.