PRANATI PANDA | Weaving Land: D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi

8 April - 10 May 2017

Concerned with the metaphors of material, Pranati sutures a web of images; some speak of the death and transience in nature, while others evoke movements of insects, birds, flowers. Hand drawn, embroidered and painted upon, the paper and fabric sometimes becomes a soil like surface with microcosmic insects crawling over it, at others it appears as a skin which is freckled with glitters, beads, collages, hair, thread and wrinkles. Though the works look formally abstract, the artist is in fact exploring issues of self identity. The commonly recurring subjects such as human organs, insects, plants etc sometimes appear alone or all over in patterns, in playful and yet sensitive explorations by the artist. Her works seek a balance between the inner and outer worlds, between proximity and distance, and between nature and human life.