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b. 1946, Pakistan

Nalini Malani Biography

Nalini Malani, one of India’s most prominent artists, comprises paintings, wall drawings, video installations and a shadow play, and Malani has gained an international reputation for her multi-layered mixed-media installations. Sourced from history and culture, and mixed with Malani’s personal influences and experiences, they build up a narrative of epic proportions. Images from Palestine and Bosnia, and from the American destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are projected over Indian references, mixing universal concepts with specific historical and personal ones. Most of her works refer to female figures from both Indian and European traditions, which have been the focus of Malani’s work since the 1970s and give additional meaning to her complex layered surfaces. She was brought up in India, the melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, languages and religions, focuses on the trauma caused by endless conflicts between religions and ethnic groups. The history of constant disunion and chaos has been the solid basis of her works.

Nalini Malani Featured Artworks

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Stories Retold: Mapping III” by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting
Nalini MalaniStories Retold: Mapping III”, 2008Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet
183 x 91 cm
Arario Gallery Contact Gallery
The Wasteland by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Nalini MalaniThe Wasteland, 2008Transfer, watercolour, pencil reverse painted on acrylic sheet
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Complexity of Communication 3 by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Nalini MalaniComplexity of Communication 3, 2013Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet on specially printed Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper
12 x 16 inches
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Complexity of Communication 9 by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Nalini MalaniComplexity of Communication 9, 2013Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet on specially printed Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper
12 x 16 inches
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
In Search of Vanished Blood by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting, print, mixed media
Nalini MalaniIn Search of Vanished Blood, 2012Digital pigment print with hand-painted acrylic on Hahnemuhle bamboo paper
92.7 x 110.5 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Sattu by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Nalini MalaniSattu, 2016Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Ramana by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork painting
Nalini MalaniRamana, 2018Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Penelope by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork moving image
Nalini MalaniPenelope, 2012Single-channel stop-motion animation. Running time: 1:06 minutes.
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery

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