Demystify the symbols, forms and mediums favoured by post conceptual Art and understand the creative process behind its making, with leading Post Conceptual Artist and Head of School for Art and Design at The University of Gloucestershire, Angus Pryor, in conversation with Editor of ART India Magazine, Abhay Sardesai.
Anugus Pryor studied at the Wimbledon School of Art, where he gained a distinction, then at Bath College of Higher Education and was awarded an MA at the Kent Institute of Art & Design. Angus has held a range of teaching and studio-based posts, at the Ashford School of Art & Design, the University of Kent and the Medway Campus. He is now Head of School for Art and Design at The University of Gloucestershire. Most recently, Angus has exhibited his work on Post-Conceptual Art at West Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge London, India Habitat Centre. New Delhi and Vous Etes Ici Gallery and the World Trade Centre, Amsterdam. Angus chooses subjects which challenge sensibilities, using objects that he doesn't respect on oversized canvas that is difficult to work with. His practice is heavily influenced by the gestural legacy of Modernism and by possibilities for its re-definition.Read more
Abhay Sardesai has been the Editor of ART India, the premier art magazine of India, since November 2002. Under his editorship, the magazine has developed a Culture Studies-oriented approach and has become more inter-disciplinary in its theme-based explorations. He has been a Visiting Faculty in Aesthetics at the Department of English, University of Mumbai, and has also been the Chair of Humanities, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture, Mumbai. He teaches at the Smt. P. N. Doshi Women’s College of Arts and also at various other institutions like Jnanapravaha and TISS. He writes in English and translates from Marathi, Konkani and Gujarati. An associate of the research collective PUKAR, he was the Director of the Writing Across the City project which explored the inter-relationships between literatures and literary cultures in the city of Mumbai. He has written widely on Art and Literature and read from his work at various places including the University of Princeton, University of Cambridge, Mumbai University, S.N.D.T. University, Sarai and NGMA.Read more