Necessary Illusions is a solo exhibition by Baiju Parthan, who will be showcasing his works in Mumbai after a gap of 10 years. Parthan is an inter-media artist who works with paint- as well as digital technology-based installation art. Parthan’s vocabulary consists of arcane symbols, found imagery, as well as contemporary photographic materials that are woven together to create paintings which reveal a dense multi-layered phenomenological landscape. His work in the digital realm consists mainly of explorations into the constantly mutating interstice where the virtual and real bleed into each other. In these works, Parthan manages to present a critique on high technology and its impact on our lives and experience of reality.