Sachin George Sebastian explores paper as a medium, creates sculptures and installations exploring the form and contruction of paper.
Starting out as a graphic design student from National Institute of Design, Sachin George Sebastian discovered the world of paper engineering through pop-up books at a book store.
Sebastian's use of paper as a form as well as a medium comes across best perhaps in his work Words: A User's Manual which has extensive use of newspaper text as rhetoric. Sabastian has remarked how the connection was made by him one morning when he opened the newspaper, an everyday phenomenon. "Almost completely covered with text, it was covering a lot of stories happening all around us. The second thought was that of how the entire city is waking up with it, making the day better, worse or least affected by the same. These multiple stories kept getting stacked at the corner of a room. Those stacks represented the whole set of events that happened in the past few months. Like a diary of the nation, and bits from all over the world."
Sebastian represents the process of collective history making and unmaking, with some stories getting representation while other events blur into obscurity patek philippe replica and finally oblivion. He uses the idea of newspapers getting stacked up over the year in one corner of the house to depict the growth of newspaper stacks into a metropolis representing its stories and collective history in its archives. The events that have repercussions in our life are represented by the narrow lanes that the newspaper stack metropolis leaves in his paper city, and the shadows that they draw.