The Perceived Reality

Mohini Mehta
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
February
   
14
 -  
February
   
25
The works here explore the theme of landscape in its real and imaginative form. They play with the viewers perspective of looking at the work straight. Working around the natural atmosphere and exploring the environment, the work engages in the perception of how nature has come to become of social value and change.

INFORMATION

The Perceived Reality arises from a series of ongoing works. The works here explore the theme of landscape in its real and imaginative form. They play with the viewers perspective of looking at the work straight. Working around the natural atmosphere and exploring the environment, the work engages in the perception of how nature has come to become of social value and change. Overtime, travelling has shaped Mohini’s views and she explores the idea of Anthropocene through her work. Concepts of abstraction and reality are explored. She believes that the painted image is a form of a cultural expression. The works displayed here could be said to be an illusionary record of the real landscape while referring to the actual conditions existing in it.It neither reflects nor does it portray the reality directly.

Artist Bio:

Mohini Mehta is a practicing artist from Kolkata, India. Currently pursuing her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, London. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore in 2016. Her practice evolves from her experiences and the surrounding environment. With an interest to explore the reality and break the convention of perception and reality, she works with paintings and installations. She wants her work to evoke a sense of curiosity. With a series of paintings, prints and installations she is exploring the term,‘Anthropocene’. With the ongoing conditions of the environment she takes an interest in depicting the landscapes and the effects of climate change on them. Graduating in 2019, she aims to become a full-time artist. She has previously worked with the India-Dubai based artist Owais Husain, had her first solo show in India in 2015 and recently also presented in Tate Exchange, Come Together: Art and Politics in a Climate of Unrest, with Central Saint Martins at Tate Modern Tate Exchange, London in January 2019.

The Perceived Reality arises from a series of ongoing works. The works here explore the theme of landscape in its real and imaginative form. They play with the viewers perspective of looking at the work straight. Working around the natural atmosphere and exploring the environment, the work engages in the perception of how nature has come to become of social value and change. Overtime, travelling has shaped Mohini’s views and she explores the idea of Anthropocene through her work. Concepts of abstraction and reality are explored. She believes that the painted image is a form of a cultural expression. The works displayed here could be said to be an illusionary record of the real landscape while referring to the actual conditions existing in it.It neither reflects nor does it portray the reality directly.

Artist Bio:

Mohini Mehta is a practicing artist from Kolkata, India. Currently pursuing her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, London. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at Lasalle College of Arts, Singapore in 2016. Her practice evolves from her experiences and the surrounding environment. With an interest to explore the reality and break the convention of perception and reality, she works with paintings and installations. She wants her work to evoke a sense of curiosity. With a series of paintings, prints and installations she is exploring the term,‘Anthropocene’. With the ongoing conditions of the environment she takes an interest in depicting the landscapes and the effects of climate change on them. Graduating in 2019, she aims to become a full-time artist. She has previously worked with the India-Dubai based artist Owais Husain, had her first solo show in India in 2015 and recently also presented in Tate Exchange, Come Together: Art and Politics in a Climate of Unrest, with Central Saint Martins at Tate Modern Tate Exchange, London in January 2019.

FEATURED  WORKS

Mohini Mehta, Thicket, 2015, Chinese ink on Rice paper, 33.52cm x 33.52cm
Mohini Mehta, The Trio, 2015, Chinese ink on Rice paper, 33.52cm x 33.52cm
Mohini Mehta, The Limitless, 2015, Chinese ink on Rice Paper, 33.52 x 33.52 cm
Mohini Mehta, Dense, 2015, Chinese ink on Rice paper, 33.52 x 33.52 cm

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