Chitra Ganesh

9 11 2009

wp10.bushra'sdrawingChitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently lives and works. Buried narratives and marginal figures typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art inspire her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations.
Ganesh draws from a broad range of material, including the iconography of Hindu, Greek and Buddhist mythology, 19th century European portraiture and fairytales, song lyrics, as well as contemporary visual culture such as Bollywood posters, anime, and comic books. The process of automatic writing is central to her practice, and emerges from dissecting myths to retrieve critical moments of abjection, desire, and loss.
By layering disparate materials and visual languages, Ganesh considers alternate narratives of sexuality and power in a world where untold stories keep rising to the surface. In this process the body becomes a site of transgression, both social and psychic, doubled, dismembered and continually exceeding its limits.

www.chitraganesh.com

 

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9 11 2009
vatura

dismembered limbs…strange falling flowers, multiple heads…comic book figures, orifices stuffed with unidentifiable body parts…words, colours and images.

chitra ganesh is amazing.

check it.

11 11 2009
Vak

Quite disturbing no?

11 11 2009
vatura

o i loved it! i think she’s great…a sort of cross between dali and frida kahlo with india going on in the middle… 🙂

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