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THUKRAL AND TAGRA, 315 SECTOR 23, OPP BOSEDK MALL | 2009

Thukral & Tagra blur the lines between fine art and popular culture, product placement and exhibition design, artistic inspiration and media hype.

The work focuses on the dream-come-true burgeoning of consumer culture and a newly prevalent postmodern architectural style that can be found throughout India and is commonly referred to as “Punjabi Baroque.”

Vulgar and ostentatious, confused and desperately misguided, the style has been propagated by builders without the assistance of architects, reflecting the jumble of sensibilities that come together to create the new exploding middle-class of India.

T&T pump up the volume to turn these suburban homes into surrealist castles, sugar coated and floating on clouds of flowers. In paintings and sculptures, they explore this aesthetic of the proudly bastardized, the boisterous Mamma’s boys who pretend to be gangsters, the teenage farmers who dream of making it big in Bollywood.

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