OVERVIEWMAR 31 to JUN 11Solo Exhibition
- Solo Exhibition
- Emerging Artists
Dates and Opening hoursMAR 31 to JUN 11, 2016
- Rithika Merchant
In this series of work I explore superstition, ritual and myth. In the history of humankind these three concepts and their manifestations have given an explanation for natural phenomena, the effect of nature on humanity. It has also been a part of our evolution and cosmogony.
These works are also an exploration of epics and myths across geography. Derived from an attempt at self discovery and aimed towards solving contemporary strife created by what we may describe as a conflict of civilizations, which is negated by locating a mythical strain of unanimity.
In the present day and for the foreseeable future science gives us a complete explanation for most things. However, it places humans as part of a greater scheme rather than the centre of our own narrative. As much as science gives a more accurate description of humanity it takes away the spiritual power given to every human to understand their own destiny. This series of work aims to bring humanity back to the centre of concern. As an artist I am interested in examining and creating a link between humans and their past.
One way to connect humans and nature is to look for analogy and relationships, be it in shapes, purpose, and power. For humans to master nature and their destiny we create concepts and objects that will provide or hold power. Now that we live in a time of perceived prosperity we can look back and distill the meanings from stories we have told and created.
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