Inhabitants of a Vicious Circle:1990

My trajectory has always involved the use of fabric. This painting is from the series I started as part of my thesis in college, and it was titled ‘The Invisible Shroud’ and alluded to subjugation. As inspiration I delved into the cultural origins and significance of the Sari and the Dhoti, and addressed the inherent quality of free flowing fabric with the aim of showing rhythmic movement while restraining it.

Mummified female figures draped in yards and yards of single coloured fabric with little or no parts of their bodies visible, made up the subject matter for most of the works.