Divine weapons is a body of works that builds upon my ancestral heritage and origins. My works curated for this exhibition was about how I navigate between stories I have grown up with, and how I perceive those fantastic stories in my life. I have pushed the limits of some diverse iconographies, using mythology as an anchoring ground, in an attempt to create new ones, hence permeating the narratives from highly personal perspective. Drawing upon the descriptive illustrations of Boticelli, and Giotto's treatment of space, as well as miniature Indian paintings, I have been attempting over the years to make sense of it all. Is the probability of God in people's mind the same as mine? Is it female? Does it do art?
My works lures and coerces narratives to evolve: random objects and spaces try to coexist and mutually bring meaning to each other. As in life.
Exhibition held at Imaaya Art Gallery, Mauritius, Nov 2018.
Oil on canvas, 330cm x 120cm, 2018
metal and wool, 2m x 1.5m x 60 cm
Believable Blue, oil on canvas, 120cm x 120cm, 2011
Conversations II, oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
Between Sleep and Reason, oil on canvas with gold leaf, 180cm x 180cm, 2018
Blue Pod, oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm, 2018
The Provocation, 80 x 120 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
What Can't Be Seen I, oil on canvas, 1m x 1m, 2018