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Kausik transforms discarded everyday objects into fetishes by combining and working them into a structure that acquires a life and identity of its own. The result is a seductive and often aggressive piece that engages the viewer by being recognisable and useful but also uncomfortable and obsolete.

For Gasworks, Kausik has built armour with objects found around London's second hand markets and rubbish skips. These objects provide information on consumer culture in a place like London, and form part of Kausik's process of familiarisation with a new context. On wearing it, the armour becomes part of this process as it does not cover or shield the body but becomes one with it, transforming it into something more powerful.

Kausik Mukhopadhyay lectures at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture. He has exhibited extensively since the 1980's. He also participated in Century City - Art and Culture in the Metropolis, at the Tate Modern in 2001. He lives and works in Bombay.

Kausik Mukhopadhyay residency was supported by The Charles Wallace India Trust.