The Moon Bearer: A New Saga

September 14-October 16, 2021

Anant Art, Online

Anant Art presents an online exhibition The Moon Bearer: A New Saga featuring the newest work from artist Abhishek Narayan Verma. The works underline the existential concerns of the artist’s lived experiences during the initial lockdown of 2020. The artist, confined in his studio in Vadodara, frequented the terrace at night for some respite against the heat as well as the confinement, with the moon being his only ally. This new, yet familiar companionship enabled him to revisit his childhood fantasies with the moon and remember the mythologies of Chanda Mama. Furthermore, the cyclic nature of the moon with its many phases mirrored the binding cycle of birth, death and reincarnation for the artist, inspiring the artist to use the moon as a significant visual metaphor in his works.

View the show on the Anant Art website.