“Underfoot And Overhead”

signed, titled and dated ”Underfoot and Overhead’ Yamini Nayar 2008 2/5′ (on the reverse), C-print mounted on foamcore 30 x 40in. (76.2 x 101.6cm.) Executed in 2008, this work is number two from an edition of five plus two artist’s proofs.

New York/New Delhi (born 1975)

Yamini Nayar is an artist working between New York and Delhi. Her works intersect photography, sculpture and the language of architecture to present questions into the built environment, its social and psychological dimensions and the body. In her studio-based practice, photographs are documents made from mixed media assemblages and installations, in which the photograph is the only trace of an invested process of physical construction. Temporality, materiality, translation and performance are central to her work, as is the hand. Her projects have explored postcolonial narratives, memory, migration, informal architecture and dwellings, modernist architecture, and alternate & imagined modernities.


Thomas Erben Gallery, New York;
Irena Hochman Fine Art Ltd., New York;
London, Saatchi Gallery, The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today, 2009, p. 64 (illustrated in colour, p. 68).