Breathing on Mirrors: Anju Dodiya

11 June - 30 July 2020

Venue : Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai.


Breathing on Mirrors if, in a monosyllabic conversation,
or mimicking emoticons, I have
confined these drawings to a minimal
emotional theatre. Like the German
poet Rilke insists, the protagonist lets
everything happen to her: beauty and terror.

The tension of the creative act is acted
out on soft mattresses, hinting at the
domestic nature of the ‘demons’.
The charcoal is a stabbing device that
conveys anger at the imperious world.

The inevitable pauses are ruminations,
coloured while breathing on mirrors.


Anju Dodiya
23 Jan, 2020

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