The Photographers’ Gallery presents, A Myth Of Two Souls, an exhibition by French photographer Vasantha Yogananthan (b.1985, France). Based in Paris, Yogananthan creates works that addresses the space between documentary and fiction.
Marking the first UK solo presentation of Yogananthan’s work, A Myth of Two Souls (2013-2019) is an ambitious on-going body of work inspired by the Indian legend of The Ramayana. Familiar with the epic fable from a young age, having been read it by his Sri Lankan father, The Ramayana is an epic Indian poem that forms the Hindu Itihasa. Moved by the poem, Yogananthan traces a journey from north to south India, capturing the impact and pervasiveness of this omnipresent cultural myth on everyday Indian life.
This exhibition will be on display, with all works available for acquisition, in the Print Sales Gallery from 26 October 2018 – 6 January 2019.
Working exclusively in analogue, using large or medium format cameras that intentionally slow down the creative process, Yogananthan’s projects are generally developed over long periods of time and harness a distinctive colour palette based on natural light. A Myth of Two Souls continues his artistic and philosophical concerns. Juxtaposing colour and hand-painted photography, the series interweaves fictional and historical stories, old and new traditions and offers a lyrical photographic reimagining of a classic tale and sits somewhere between documentary, fiction, mythology and reality.
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The Photographers’ Gallery
16-18 Ramillies St, Soho, London W1F 7LW, UK
October 26, 2018 to January 06, 2019