On the wall, there is a huge grizzly bear staring down a little boy. The child is clutching a balloon, in parts is mesmerised, puzzled and fearful of the animal before him.
The bear has leaves for hair and a ticking time bomb on his back. Poof! He would be blown to bits anytime, but while he stays, he is real, huge and probably means death for the boy. In a thought bubble between them is a line: I have seen the labyrinth and it looks like a straight line. That is the key to deciphering Vimal Chandran’s art on display at Thalam, the youngest of creative community spaces in Bangalore.
‘I have seen the labyrinth and it looks like a straight line’ is also a riddle of sorts, intended to pique your curiosity and lead you to ponder over the art on display — illustrations, paintings, photographs and installations —