Suhasini Kejriwal - Contemporary Art Part I New York Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

  • Exhibited

    Mumbai, Chemould Prescott Road Contemporary Art Gallery, An Advertisement for Heaven or Hell: An Exhibtion of Recent Paintings and Installations by Suhasini Kejriwal, February – March 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    Suhasini Kejriwal creates her surreal and highly detailed portraits of the natural world through densely layered and meticulously rendered painterly collage. Meant to be both luscious and macabre, the artist manipulates scale and orientation to create dream-like landscapes both terrifying and enticing.
    Kejriwal subverts perspective and representation for the sake of linearmovement in her works and her compositions find their archetypes in traditional South Asian pattern designs which lack ground line in place of abundant surface decoration. She also finds inspiration in the paisley swirls of Mendhi painting traditionally decorating the hands and feet of Indian brides. Kejriwal has previously resorted to using actual collage and embroidery to generate her lush and detailed surfaces. Her dark yet playful sense of humor pervades the subject matter where rats and insects inhabit a world of exotic tropical plants and a tenuous architecture.


Untitled 05

Oil and acrylic on canvas.
92 x 58 in. (233.7 x 147.3 cm).

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $52,500

Contemporary Art Part I

14 May 2009, 7pm
New York