Laxmi Jhunjhnuwala

Blue Square Untitled Untitled
Blue Square
plexiglass and pigment
1200 x 1200 mm
turmeric and house paint
3360mm x 8210mm  
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Given my heritage, my studio methodology reflects traces of history, culture and spirituality. Inspired by Eastern mythology and Western modern concepts, my art practice amalgamates the two. Using a festive colour pallet not only gives cultural identity but brings a sense of life that activates the surroundings. The concept of simplicity in my work allows a purity which is rich in repercussion. I am interested in the notion of materiality in the physical, philosophical and theosophical senses. The pigments and natural materials used transcend themselves, rendering meaning and experience to the viewers. There is an urge to explore, to touch, and to view closely to solve the mystery encapsulated by the work. It is about revealing the universal truth about material, journey and celebration of life.

'From joy springs all creation, by joy it is sustained, towards joy it proceeds, and to joy it returns.'
Mundaka Upanishad

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