Balancing Act II
Aakash Nihalani’s wall-based installations and free-standing sculptures playfully disrupt our perception of space with minimal means. These typically include geometric figures traced out with tape in the case of his murals and simple steel and aluminum shapes in the case of Balancing Act II and other sculptures. His work often seems designed to be photographed, and the increasingly commonplace translation of artworks into digital images becomes an integral part of the project’s overall aim to blur the distinction between two and three dimensions. In Balancing Act II, this approach to form is brought to bear on what appears to be a pile of blocks captured in a precarious moment of equilibrium.