''Soil-Oil'' Sachin Bonde

Sachin Bonde

25 May,2018 - 25 June,2018

Bonde’s ideas and thoughts behind the works of are processed after keen observation and adequate grounding. The intricate reticulations of world politics and personal politics may seem like a perplexing jigsaw puzzle to an unaware mind, but for him, it is crystal clear. That is what makes his works subtle, satirical and arresting. In his works one can see the study of irony. Asan artist he contextualizes the inherent dichotomies that connect two forms of Power together- one being political power and the other energy. Sachin’s work questions the relationship between electric grids that traverse our earth and grids of political alliances.

Using proverbs he tries to connect political borders, national flags and symbols of power as a metaphor or of nations with the underlying map of oil. During last 6 years he works on a subject of ‘Oil Politics’ Oil-War’, Oil as Fuel, natural resources, about the dynamics, maps and networks of Movement of petrol and kerosene, and their relationship to realpolitik. As Sachin born and grew in a part of the ‘Third World’ which is using 45% of natural resources. 

Concerns that find a place in his works are the economic change and globalization. How mall culture has been injected into urban cities that is also spreading rapidly in smaller towns, like the one he comes from. Some of his works are talking about how we are subjected to consume products that are manufactured and branded by economically powerful nations.As his interest in archaeology and political history, he also re-appropriate objects to satirize nihilism of right-wing politics, creating intricate sculptures that contain the politics of their materiality.
He does Art as a medium to respond his surroundings, responses that stem from his fascination with how humans are inspired and dependent on animals. He gains inspiration also from myths, proverbs and sciences that relate to animals.