Mass Adaption / by Lionel Openshaw

In September 2015 Deepa took part in a two day pop-up exhibition that explored the notion of the spiritual and poetic through the use of mass-produced and industrial materials.

The Mass Adaption exhibition – spread across two derelict houses at Safe House 1 & 2, Maverick Projects, Copeland Road, Peckham, London – was open from Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 September. A purpose-made audio piece by exhibiting artist and experimental electronic musician Paul Snowdon, aka ‘Time Attendant’, accompanied both Deepa's and Paul's new works. Both artists are painters that have migrated into a more sculptural approach to making and have found common ground, in the use of industrial and mass-produced materials.

Titling his works Don't make eye contact, Paul Snowdon constructs intriguing surreal narratives by combining painting techniques and found objects with industrial materials such as copper, zinc and sandpaper to create explorative, three dimensional 'modular paintings', reminiscent of trophies and medals.

Deepa Chudasama uses repetition as a motif and the application of artisan techniques such as hand-dyeing. Deepa transcends her unforgiving mass-produced materials, creating complex, meditative pieces with an other-worldly charm.

All of Deepa’s exhibited works can be viewed in the Current section of this site, including installation views.