My work draws on the domestic. The underlying practise looks at the objects that are around us in our everyday lives. I take these utilitarian objects and aestheticise them. These themes are combined into installations that feature mundane domestic objects. I like to use objects, that are invisible, hidden and unnoticeable, always part of the other objects but not have an independent existence of their own for e.g. springs inside a mattress, decorative mouldings or dowels, which are parts of the furniture or architecture around us. I take these objects and represent them as art objects and by doing so blur their original function.Materials that present colour with intensity and purity interest me and I found this quality in threads. I started using threads because I felt that I could not do anything new with the paint. I owe my love of threads, embroidery and fabrics to my Indian background. As long as I can remember, the variety, inventiveness, and the richness of texture and colour of Indian textile of all kinds have fascinated me. I also find the whole process of winding threads relaxing and meditative reflective of the act of breath travelling in and out of the body.I also work with my personal family photographs, which are transferred on to Canvas or textiles using image transfer techniques. Photos once transferred are than worked on with threads. These photos remind me of those ordinary moments, which have now become special with the passage of time.
BA (Hons) in Fine Art 2007, Sculpture & Installation Art, University of Central England, BirminghamAccess to Fine Art 2004, Warwickshire College, Warwick Pathway in Art & Design 2000, Warwickshire College, Warwick B.A.1990, Kurukshetra University, India B. Ed 1991, Kurukshetra University, India, Areas of Specialization: Sculpture & Installation Art.
Member of Exhibition Committee 2006Art School, Warwickshire College, WarwickCorporate events assistant (Part-Time) Nov 03- PresentWarwick Castle, Warwick CV34 4QUPrimary School Teacher, Jun 93-May 95Shivalik Public School, Chandigarh, IndiaPrimary School Teacher, Jul 92- Feb 93Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Assam, IndiaMembership: Leamington Studio Artists.Publication: NHS exhibition. Artspace (Summer 2007 p24)
2007 LSA summer exhibition, Art School, L. Spa.2007 Final year degree exhibition, UCE, Birmingham.2006 Student exhibition, Works gallery, Birmingham. 2006 NHS institute for Innovation and Improvement, University of Warwick, Warwick1996 International women's week, Herbert Gallery, Coventry.1993 Delhi regional open exhibition, Delhi.
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