Studied at the Middlesex Polytechnic, Cat Hill, London, England, 1987 1988
BA Honours, Fine Art, Painting at the Foundation Course in Art & Design Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, England 1988 1991
In line with earlier studio practice, Kher assembles, juxtaposes and transforms found objects that are witness to their own histories. Wooden wheels and architectural remnants, mannequin body casts and pillars all clash in mis-en-scene of dystopia and grand orchestration.
These elements are assembled in a hazardous manner; suspended from the ceiling, hanging from ropes, propped up and held from falling with the help of counterweights and balances. Within the gallery, the objects are dramatically illuminated by a ray of light emitted from a searchlight usually used to navigate at sea. Together, the light and objects create a volume within the space defining it, intersecting it and using all its dimensions like a curvature or ribbon that links all things. The overall impression of this architectural intervention is chaos; uniquely dependant on each object as a marker for the next, the viewer becomes witness to an un-definable domestic narrative; an event past or about to happen. hauserwirth