STANDARD (OSLO)
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GOUTAM GHOSH
.... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...”
27.02.2015-04.04.2015 / Preview: Friday 27.02.2015 / 19.00-21.00

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ABSTRACTION - MECHANISM - SYMBOLISM

....ascribing to them birth, animation, sense and accident...” I would like to talk about “accidents” in terms of chaos, noise and abstraction; when the phenomenon of abstraction gets associated with the collapse and decomposition of “matter”. The geological process might stand as being crucial in the decomposing of the earth - what we call death (samadhi), although throughout the entire process of death, it gets split as matter & pulse (spanda). It is a quantitative phenomenon that occurs in rhythms and cycles and can for example be measured in heartbeats per minute: it can also be located across the geography of the body. The task is simple but made complicated by the distracting and mercurial nature of the mind. The mind is a spinning vortex, a cacophony of nerves screaming out senses that are hungrily searching.

It would be difficult to create an exhaustive list of manifestations, but they are all within the elemental spectrum. Often the first to appear is sound and later, spanda (matter & pulse) also crystallises into light. Somehow this entire phenomena of pulse has collapsed into methodical structures, systems and mechanisms, which have measured, calculated and assimilated into principles of formal logic that operate in the whole system. These principles of formal logic do not necessarily tie with mathematics, but it defiantly lies before us when mathematics takes it over.

Natural philosophy began to explain the world as a system consisting of fixed rules that could be determined mathematically. Nature was shown not to be divinely inspired, as was taught by the church, but worked as fixed law in the book of “super nature”. However after the advent of enlightenment rationality, law, polity, economy and natural philosophy became a secular subject beyond the church. The entire process that was once one mass of knowledge became divided into religion, science and magic. The displayed works in this exhibition, film, drawings and paintings attempt to establish a link between the sacred and the secular, which departed at some historical juncture.

Spectrography and Astrology/jyotish (study of light) are studying the same thing, but while spectrography is using an extroverted approach, jyotish’s approach is introverted. The spectrographer uses an instrument that separates light into a frequency spectrum and records the signal using a camera, whereas the jyotshi would first acknowledge the sensation of light then study how the perception of that would affect the behaviour of his body mind.

Goutam Ghosh & Kaustubh Dehlvi Das (Researching scholar on religious study at Centre for Social Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India)

Goutam Ghosh (b. 1979, Nabadwip) lives and works in Santiniketan, India. He received his MA of Fine Arts from Oslo Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway, and from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda, Gujarat, India. This is his first solo exhibition. For further information please visit our webpage: www.standardoslo.no or contact Eivind Furnesvik at eivind@standardoslo.no or +47 917 07 429 / +47 22 60 13 10. STANDARD (OSLO) is open Tuesday-Friday: 12.00-17.00 / Saturday: 12.00-16.00. Sunday and Monday: Closed

Next exhibition projects:

Fredrik Værslev
17.04.2015-16.05.2015

Frieze Art Fair, New York
13.05.2015-17.05.2015

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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
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    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
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    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
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    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
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    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/5
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    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/6
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    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
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    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/7
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Yellow Cake
    2015
    Gouache on newsprint glued on cotton textile
    95 x 123 cm / 37 x 48"
    Unique / SOGG/P 2015-004
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    Goutam Ghosh
    The Greater Forgiveness
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 34.5 x 30.2 x 3 cm / 13.6 x 11.9 x 1.2"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-026
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Field
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 34.5 x 30.2 x 3 cm / 13.6 x 11.9 x 1.2"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-021
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Pond
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 34.5 x 30.2 x 3 cm / 13.6 x 11.9 x 1.2"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-027
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Leather Copper
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 34.5 x 30.2 x 3 cm / 13.6 x 11.9 x 1.2"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-031
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Wing
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 36 x 31.2 x 4.5 cm / 14.2 x 12.3 x 1.8"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-022
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Wing
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 36 x 31.2 x 4.5 cm / 14.2 x 12.3 x 1.8"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-022
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Untitled
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 36 x 30.2 x 4.5 cm / 14.2 x 11.9 x 1.8"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-025
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Scoop (Tool)
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 36 x 31.2 x 4.5 cm / 14.2 x 12.3 x 1.8"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-024
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Lime Stone
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 36 x 31.2 x 4.5 cm / 14.2 x 12.3 x 1.8"
    22 x 27 cm / 9 x 11"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-023
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Herb Lore
    2015
    Gouache on newsprint glued on cotton textile
    93 x 122 cm / 37 x 48"
    Unique / SOGG/P 2015-005
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    SOGG_D_SOGG_D_2014_004
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Serving From Third Court
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 46.2 x 37.7 x 3 cm / 18.2 x 14.8 x 1.2"
    29 x 38 cm / 11 x 15"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-004
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Carbon Monoxide
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 41.5 x 33.5 x 3 cm / 16.3 x 13.2 x 1.2"
    26 x 33 cm / 10 x 13"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-007
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Battery
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 41.5 x 33.5 x 3 cm / 16.3 x 13.2 x 1.2"
    25 x 33 cm / 10 x 13"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-001
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Pathology
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 41.5 x 34 x 4.5 cm / 16.3 x 13.4 x 1.8"
    25 x 33 cm / 10 x 13"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-010
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Primary field
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 41.5 x 33.5 x 3 cm / 16.3 x 13.2 x 1.2"
    25 x 33 cm / 10 x 13"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-018
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Conductive
    2014
    Gouache on paper in plywood box frame / 41.5 x 33.5 x 3 cm / 16.3 x 13.2 x 1.2"
    25 x 32 cm / 10 x 13"
    Unique / SOGG/D 2014-013
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Trade Matter
    2015
    Gouache on newsprint glued on cotton textile in plywood box frame / 135 x 110 x 4.5 cm / 53.1 x 43.3 x 1.8"
    95 x 125 cm / 37 x 49"
    Unique / SOGG/P 2015-007
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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/9
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Probable area is 24 cm
    2015
    16mm film, color
    Edition 1/3 + 1AP / SOGG/F 2015-011/1
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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/10
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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/11
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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/13
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    Goutam Ghosh
    .... ASCRIBING TO THEM BIRTH, ANIMATION, SENSE AND ACCIDENT ...
    2015
    Installation view, STANDARD (OLSO), Oslo
    SOGG/IV 2015-001/14
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Vector
    2015
    Gouache, cotton textile glued on plywood
    122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48"
    Unique / SOGG/P 2015-001
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Art Effects
    2014
    Oil painting on canvas
    Canvas without cardboard tube: 211 x 198 cm / 81 1/2 x 87 1/2 in
    Unique / SOGG/P 2014-017
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Double Pigeon, Rabbit, Goat, etc
    2015
    Gouache, cotton textile glued on plywood
    122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48"
    Unique / SOGG/P 2015-009
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    Goutam Ghosh
    Phoenix
    2015
    Gouache, cotton textile glued on plywood
    122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48"
    Unique / SOGG/P 2015-002
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