A THING OF BEAUTY
CURATED BY ANUPA MEHTA 8TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, THE LOFT AT LOWER PAREL



THE LOFT AT LOWER PAREL
MUMBAI, INDIA
2016
 



TRANSITION/TRANSMUTATION/TRANSFIGURATION
A NOTE ON THE SERIES TRANSIENT HYPERBLOOM

The suite of archival prints are a meditation on the passage of nature's cycle and the temporal flow of birth and regeneration. The works reveal a living vitalism depicted through the chaotic excess of layered imagery and organic profusion.The images are at once generative and sensuous, opulent and macabre, carrying within them the vitality of life, and the vulnerabilities of desire and decay.

THE SERIES DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM PERCY SHELLY'S POEM 'THE SENSITIVE PLANT'.TRANSITORY AND EVOLUTIONARY PATTERNS ARE THE ARCH OF NATURE, THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS...'THE BROWNING OF A LEAF'...AND THE 'DEATH OF A GARDENER'. THE TRANSITION AND TRANSFIGURATION FROM BEAUTY AND DESIRE INTO DEATH IS INEVITABLY, A TRANSFORMATION OF SENSE PERCEPTION.

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/yinchuan-biennale-2016/
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