Palimpsest VII (Valle de Veneon), 2022
Created in collaboration with master embroiderers Rajat Jain (coordinator) , Mohammed Waseem (embroiderer), Mohammed Irfan (embroiderer), Mohammed Imran (embroiderer), Mohammed Fahim (embroiderer), and Mohammed Tasleem (embroiderer)
Hand embroidered linen canvas, Graphite, wax, varnish, photographic Digital Print, Graphite stick, wooden shelf 65 cm x 42 cm
My practice-based research is an investigation of material transformation as applied to mediated images of the ‘landscape.’ The work is concerned with the possibilities and limits of representation using processes of erasure, disruption and repetition in relation to found images, where ‘the image’ does not sit exclusively within one realm but in between multiple mediums and surfaces. This interdisciplinary approach builds on the conceptual and aesthetic tension between craft and concept, image and object, local and global, visual and tactile. My work explores these dynamic relationships by foregrounding the in-between as a new space that emerges from these binary tensions.
Within Australia, I have participated in solo and group exhibitions both in Sydney and Melbourne that have been part of arts festivals such as Sydney Art Month and Head On photography festival. I have also participated in major regional exhibitions such as the Tamworth Textile triennial 2015, where the gallery acquired the work for its collection and its 2020 edition, and the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile award in 2019 and 2021. Internationally I have participated in curated and solo exhibitions, installations, and symposiums in Florence, Finland and Paris.