Bangalore based artist, Nilofer Suleman opens her new solo Jantar Mantar opens with Art Musings on 27 July ‘15. Suleman is known for her ability to depict a certain vision of India, one that elicits humour and a sense of nostalgia. Her use of color is generous, an onslaught of competing tones. Within the compositions, references are made to popular pictures of Hindu deities, to film posters and shop signs. These are decorated with detail, peopled with famous idols of religion or popular culture- though the line between these is often unclear. Narrative and the intention of storytelling are central to Suleman’s artistic practice. Each painting is made around a mindmap, where the artist creates complex characters, existing in relation to one another. Posters contain multiple languages, and translations are often misspelled, a humorous nudge at the phonetic errors and ‘Indiansims’ found on signs. Suleman had carefully chosen these inclusions, using them as a point of entrance to her works.
29.07.2015 – 14.08.2015