AboutAn exhibition of works by Riyas Komu, one of the group of successful young painters from Mumbai called the 'Bombay
Boys', will be the inaugural show at the new AICON Gallery (Arts India Contemporary) which will open at 8 Heddon Street,
London W1 on Friday 16 March 2007.
The show marks the UK debut for artist Riyas Komu, whose work has been exhibited internationally and was recently se-
lected by Robert Storr for the 2007 Venice Biennale exhibition. Painter, installation artist and cultural commentator, Komu
is influenced by the politics of gender and religion in his native India and his work has been featured in recent issues of
Artforum, Art India and other publications.
Entitled Other, the opening exhibition also features artist Peter Drake (New York) who has collaborated with Komu on
previous projects and is best known for his surreal paintings of suburban America. Peter Drake's work is represented in
the collections of the Whitney Museum and LA MoCA, amongst others.