Anju Dodiya | Breathing on Mirrors

29 February - 30 April 2020

Venue : Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai.

 

Breathing on Mirrors

 

...as 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