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Chitra Ganesh's drawing based practice brings to light narrative representations of femininity, sexuality and power, absent from canons of literature and art. Her wall installations, comics, charcoal drawings, and mixed media works on paper often take historical and mythic texts as inspiration and points of departure to complicate received ideas of iconic female forms. Ganesh's studies in literature, semiotics, and social theory have been critical to a steady engagement with narrative and deconstruction that animates her work. Her vocabulary draws from Surrealism, Expressionism, Hindu and Buddhist Iconography, and South-Asian pictorial forms such as Kalighat and Madhubani painting, connecting these with contemporary mass-mediated visual languages of comics, science, fiction, news, photography, and illustration.Read More
Chitra Ganesh's works have been shown in many prominent galleries and museums which include Gallery Esoace, New Delhi; CSMVS, Mumbai; Museum of Contemporay Art, Shanghai; Saatchi Gallery, London; Nature Morte, Berlin; Gotenburg Kunsthalle, Sweden; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and Queens Museum of Art, New York to name a few.
Her work is also part of many collections like the Burger Collection, Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art.
The artist lives and works in New York.
Text courtesy Gallery Espace.
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