Discarded objects, Computer waste, Mobile waste
Haribaabu Naatesan wants the world to realize the amount of junk it creates. Through his artworks, he provokes people to think about the materials they consume; when they discard a cycle or computer, when they redecorate their homes, etc. The ordinariness of his medium – metal scrap and other detritus of consumption – makes messengers out of garbage. It’s a DESIGN in ART form and vice versa.
“I see life in stillness and a beginning in every end”.
Can we think what happens to blunt saw blades and dead cell phones? To ancient floppy discs and fused light bulbs? Just because they have outlived their use, do they deserve to be thrown away into garbage bins? Science believes “Matter and energy is neither created nor destroyed, it can just change in form”. An unbroken cycle of creation and destruction. And artistic recycling. Again, this unending cycle is also spiritual in nature – BIRTH and REBIRTH. And so I see life in stillness and a beginning in every end.
2020: 53rd Annual Exhibition 2020 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2019: Group show at Art Bengaluru, 2019.
2019: Solo Exhibition, “Equilibrium” Gallery Art Positive, New Delhi, India
2019: 52nd Annual Exhibition 2019 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2017: 6th International “FROM WASTE TO ART” Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016: “Repercussions” group show, at Durbar Hall, Kochi, Kerala
2016: 49th Annual Exhibition 2016 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata
2015: 4th International “FROM WASTE TO ART” Exhibition, Baku, Azerbaijan
2015: Plan India Art Auction for charity, Pune.
Currently lives and works in Mumbai, Maharastra, India.
1976| Born in Alleppey, Kerala, India
B Sc. in Visual Communication Design from Govt. College of Fine Arts, Chennai
MSc in Animation Film Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad
Viacom 18, Mumbai
Godrej Garden City, Ahmedabad
Think Design Collaborative Delhi, Hyderabad, India.
Matrix Cellular Service Pvt. Ltds, Gurgaon.
Shapoorji Pallonji and Dilip Thacker, Mumbai
Genesis Burson Marsteller Public Relations Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon.
Tamiz Shahar JSC, Baku, Azerbaijan.
BIMA – Bombay Iron Merchant Association, Mumbai Godrej
Garden City, Ahmedabad
State Bank of India, Mumbai
Think Blue by Volkswagen and Haribaabu Naatesan