Manasthithi: A State of Mind
is made of one installation in two parts.
The title of the exhibition embraces the theme of the whole show.
A state of mind is the non-physical condition each and every one of us is in or has chosen to be
in. The whole world is affected by different states of minds… for the good or for the bad.
As it is a non-physical state, in my work I go for light and sometimes transparent materials. In
the first part of the installation the pictures are a kind of a fusion, a fusion of two pictures in one
frame. That is, one picture does not exist without the other. One will always see some of the other
picture through, which relates to the fact that we are all influenced by other people’s “state of
mind”, even though we try not to. The fusion is material as well as mental.
The pictures are playing on the edge of being either two dimensional and three dimensional.
The second part of the installation is a material extension of the pictures, still using transparency
and the same colors, most of the time though “Sindour”. These elements are in another
substance, I keep them floating and chaotically mixed up.
The state of mind should never be fixed or judgmental.
India – Manasthiti, Mumbai, 2003.
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