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IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015

 
Radhika Mathews
Radhika Mathews
Radhika Mathews
Website: www.radhikamathews.com
 

ARTIST STATEMENT
 
My current work arises out of very personal experiences and involves using saris and other Indian-origin cloth as collage, combined with acrylic painting. I explore and connect with my family history and personal experiences through this work of trying to combine a sense of the modern and western life I have experienced with the traditional South Indian life I have witnessed and imagined.

The sari material used in the work comes from a collection of my motherís saris that were given to me by my father a few years ago. The work is also a process of uniting a fragmented upbringing marked by early mother-loss and the subsequent disconnect to family history along with the transitional difficulties of growing up as my immigrant parents sought to raise children in a very different society which they knew little about. I work to make beauty and substance out of personal rawness and challenge.


 
 
 
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