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Tia Shah. Light Beings, 2023. Courtesy of Method Bandra.

The Universe is Listening: Tia Shah

February 25-March 11, 2023

Method Bandra, Shop No. 5, Pearl Haven Apartments, Chapel Rd, St Sebastian Colony, Mount Mary, Bandra West, Maharashtra, India

Method Bandra presents The Universe is Listening, a solo show by visual artist Tia Shah.

People fall into three categories: those who believe in the power of the universe, those who don’t and those who aren’t quite sure.Tia Shah is the first kind of person. Through her practice of ink & watercolor bleeds, she leaves much of her creation to a force stronger than herself. The universe guides the flow of paint, sometimes forming large pools of colors fading out into the distance, contributing to a subtle vastness of the work. Other times, the colors stay close to their origin point, rooted but prominent. The varied saturation and expanse are the reaction of effort and serendipity. After surrendering control of the process, she acknowledges that her participation in the end result matters by adding the final adornments in pen or more precise brush strokes. This dialogue between the artist and her materials replicates that of the individual and the divine. The contribution is in seeking and the universe responds as it listens.