PARVATHI NAYAR

PARVATHI NAYAR

TIME'S ARROW

Triptych, Each of the three pieces is 10 x 19 inches , Medium: handdrawn graphite on wooden panels

About Artist

Chennai-based visual artist Parvathi Nayar plays an active role – and is deeply committed to supporting – the emerging renaissance of the contemporary in Chennai. Founder and member of art collective The Hashtag#Collective with architect Biju Kuriakose and Designer Abin Choudhuri. Parvathi is best known for her videos and her complex drawing practices; she also engages with sculpture, painting and photography. Her black-and-white graphite
drawings are multifaceted works that look at the internal/intimate spaces within our bodies, and the external/public spaces in which we live, often through the prism of science and technology.

TIME'S ARROW

Triptych, Each of the three pieces is 10 x 19 inches , Medium: hand drawn graphite on wooden panels

“Time’s arrow neither stands still nor reverses. It merely marches forward.” – Joseph Sugarman, Bojack HorsemanTime, deceptive in so many ways. In our day-to-day life we experience time’s arrow as moving relentlessly forward, from order to chaos. Then we go quantum, and everything is up for grabs. Time, as we thought we know it, has long bought a ticket to Wonderland.The Arrow of Time references the notion of Time’s Arrow or the theory developed in 1927 by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington. At the microscopic level, time appears to be symmetric – ie if you reverse the direction of time, things still
hold true. However in our perceptible universe, and as we experience it in our life, and memories, time definitely appears to travel in one direction. The paradox of the unspooling of time, and the increasing nature of chaos are strands seen in this work.