Pelom 2

Gyan Panchal2012

Saat Saath Arts

Saat Saath Arts
New Delhi, India

Two broken pieces of marble stand along the edge of the floor, perhaps they are a mistake? The sculpture of Gyan Panchal uses very simple materials to ask questions about what makes a sculpture and what a sculpture needs to be. In this case, the marble fragments appear to be white and green, colorations that could certainly be found in nature. But the artist has colored the white marble with green ink, fooling the viewer and bringing in the question that perhaps they are paintings instead of sculptures. We are accustomed to seeing marble elaborately carved and given great importance. These pieces of marble possess their own type of beauty, yet it is very quiet and not a type of beauty we have come to expect from art.


  • Title: Pelom 2
  • Creator: Gyan Panchal
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Physical Dimensions: 27 x 23 x 0.6 in | 69 x 58 x 1.5 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Contributor: Courtesy Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
  • Medium: Marble and ink

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