This work is based on the opposing concept of the real and the imaginary. The photographs are split into two chapters. In one, it does a social, political and environmental commentary and on the other it elopes the current scenario to pursue the fantasy world.
I create these images by using everyday objects and settings, where the space or the overall scenario is reflected in de-familiarizing ways. I draw attention to the separation and sometimes alienation, between the self and the outside world.
Dialogues of an Introvert also centers around illusions and this is achieved with an approach of making miniature sets, sculptures, backgrounds and also setting up life size installations on the locations to create these images.
In short, it is my take on the human psyche, while observing the present and also suggesting new ways of reflecting the future.
Sameer Tawde is a visual artist currently based out of Mumbai, India. He has a multi-disciplinary practice in Photography, Video, Sculpture and Installation and his work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in India and abroad at Museums, Photography Biennial and film festivals.
In 2013 and 2014, he was invited for an artist residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan and the Museum Quai Branly in Paris. In 2012, he was nominated for the Paul Huf Award.
His work largely involves a fictional approach with a gist of humour and play. It is always interlaced between the two parallel worlds of the real and the imaginary.