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The Woven Image: Vinita Karim

11-19 October, 2022

Gallerie Nvya, Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, Delhi, India

Gallerie Nvya presents contemporary artist Vinita Karim’s solo show The Woven Image.

The exhibition includes an expansive range of media explored by Karim. Her paintings are based on an instinctive mood. She uses her underlying sentimentalities and daily disposition and tries to decode her transcript to find its roots and dissect its intent. One can see elaborate details that adorn a canvas with confident geometry, vibrant colours, and a purposeful ornate that celebrate both traditional craft and what one may consider artistic practice.

The Woven Image also showcases her finely done embroidery work. The performance of the needle resembles brush work, a liner or rigger brush with long bristles. Closer one gets to the artwork, the beauty of the threads leave the viewer in awe. Karim’s practice of making sculptures is a mode to expand her interest in found objects as well as a means to indulge in an approach that does not restrict her in dimensionality or history. She uses pre-existing materials found on her expeditions to engrave a part of herself, extending the narrative of the object.