TANMAYA BINGHAM INTERVIEW
Artist Statement- I used to think I could demystify, unravel and reveal our dynamics and patterns as humans. The further I go down the creative path the more I realize this is a pointless quest because it is void of mystery. Although we often fear the unknown and unpredictable we overtly or covertly desire its magic. My artwork's role, whether drawing, painting, sculpture or installation, is to confound and give a different and often macabre perspective on a world that is rapidly becoming homogenized. My motive is to highlight and exaggerate imperfections and unique qualities that individualize us rather then conforming to societal glorification of perfection and beauty. This creates a platform for the viewer to be in a didactic exchange with himself or herself in order to reevaluate their perceptions.
Tanmaya Bingham grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico but has lived and exhibited all over the world. She has worked in the art world in different capacities such as art consulting and dealing, artists’ coaching, managing art fairs and galleries and creating her own artwork.
Greatest inspirations or influences?
Inspired by human struggle with a hope to Rubik's Cube it until it can no longer be defined as struggle. I am also inspired by neuroscience and new discoveries of human potential. Laughing is the most primitive form of inspiration for me.
Favorite websites, blogs, publications?
NPR’s Fresh Air, Ted, Dwell, Art in America, Vogue, Academic Earth, Art Forum
Most interesting exhibitions you have seen so far?
Jake and Dion Chapman’s exhibition “The Sum of all Evil” at White Cube, Hong Kong. Their incredible attention to detail capped by extraordinary technical abilities was refreshing. I find this level of care inspirational, as so much of art these days is highly conceptual and poorly executed.
White Cube, Barbara Gladstone…and many more... But my favorite Museum is the Istanbul Modern as it was uplifting to see a collection focusing primarily on artists from Turkey. In contrast, I find that many museums that can afford to fork out the cash to homogenize their collection with iconoclastic artists such as Warhol and Lichtenstein gets bleak and uninteresting.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Conspire for one another’s success