Artist Statement

My work explores the notion of in-between as a thread that runs throughout many ideas, touching on culture, past and present, as things that place me in-between identities. I utilise a painterly language to instil evocative ideas, such as familiarity, beauty, intangibility, in contrast to Asian motifs, Asian people and past experiences that therefore centralises my practise in South Asian culture. This contrast allows the viewer to be taken somewhere beyond representational image but not far enough to escape the cultural aspect. An ambiguity is created pondering on what expressiveness means in South Asian norms. The motifs never satisfying the works runs parallel to my position of someone who finds themselves constantly in-between.


20 July - 7 August, 'Bridging Landscapes', French Riviera Gallery, London