TITLE OF WORK: CORROSION & CATHARSIS Silent activism through abstraction. DIMENSIONS: 54 X 54 CM MEDIUM: gold leaf, acrylic and rust stains on canvas Year: 2022 ARTIST STATEMENT - Shaanea Mendis Corrosion and Catharsis is a piece I have been working on this year, which initially began as a silence form of protest and activism through abstraction, in response to the political upheaval and economic crisis in my country Sri Lanka. It is a meditative reflection on the political hierarchies and lust for power that are corrosive to society over time. While working on this piece, I lost my father to Cancer in August 2022. For me, this work took in a new sense and drew parallels to the human body, and corrosion and decay of the same. Spirituality and healing in an ongoing state of sorrow. My work has always been a form of healing and reflection on pattern and mark making inspired by our organic and textural entanglements natural surroundings, amidst noise and chaos. A visceral and spiritual experience.
Bredde: 50 cm
Højde: 50 cm
Materialer: see description
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