The solo exhibition by Chitra Ganesh titled ‘The Strangling Power of Dust and Stars’ currently on show at Nature Morte in Berlin, features a large-scale multimedia installation created on-site, with new drawings, works on canvas and digital collages.
The drawing-based works weave contemporary mythology from strings of ancient narratives, fairytales, 19th century portraiture, as well as images from popular visual culture such as Bollywood posters or anime. Her work excavates feminine iconography and forms that have often remained at the sidelines of history and culture.
Chitra Ganesh has created a series of large scale digital prints presenting densely-packed, science fictive, and supernatural scenes. These prints build upon Ganesh’s previous collages, in which she appropriated Amar Chitra Katha, an Indian comic book series first published in the sixties to disseminate south Asian cultural histories to children in India and abroad.
Chitra Ganesh graduated from Brown University in 1996 with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics. The show runs until July 30, 2011. Visit Chitra Ganesh’s website to see more artwork.