Bharti Kher (Jack Shainman Gallery)

London-born, Delhi-based Bharti Kher is becoming known for her evocative, layered sculptures and paintings, which explore identity and multiplicity. Featured here is a series inspired by a 1928 autopsy of a blue sperm whale, which Kher has spun into imagery conflating Indian traditions with gothic, punk and camp elements.

Text by Ranjit Hoskote
219 pages
Jack Shainman Gallery, 2010
9.25 x 10.75 inches