'Window 5' is a part of this series on divergent windows, which captures an inverse perception of the natural fauna and foliage that one would usually see, if perched at a windo...
'Window 5' is a part of this series on divergent windows, which captures an inverse perception of the natural fauna and foliage that one would usually see, if perched at a window sill. The four cornered frame of the artwork is transposed into the four cornered framework of a camera viewfinder if placed on the window sill, and then an inverse perception of metallic extrusions forming natural fauna is brought to the fore, with Metal sheets taking center stage and forming the quintessential branches of trees in this particular painting. Emerging out on to the artwork, the metal sheets help in the creating a disjunctive narrative of form and view point. Tar and Copper-Dust align themselves to act as a backdrop to these emerging metaphorical branches and clearings, and are in turn deconstructed too, with tar coated abridged wooden lines weaving through the constructed space, fulfilling the break of plane in the background.
The merging of distinct color tonalities in hues of copper, gold and cobalt blue, along with the highlighting of
distance and depth between the spaces explored act as a binary agent for the motifs of metal wire and oil paint treatments on the metal sheets, to be amalgamated and yet stay in focus. The series not only dwells on a fictional narrative but seeks to make the viewer question the use vacant spaces in the painting and by extension; our minds, through an exploration of color and space.
Tar, Molten Metal, Copper Dust, Oil Paint and Metal Sheets on Wood.