'Shell Asylum' by Meghna Singh Patpatia
9 inch height × 6 inch diameter, Framed
Found objects assemblage
About the artwork
“The pandemic created a boundary and constant strain for us all to stay confined indoors. Each of us living in our bubbles keeping memories of the outdoors alive in our minds. Creating narratives, allegories and stories with daily objects. Much like Duchamps art, there is beauty in elevating the mundane objects that we use, creating structures that amuse and engage our imagination. These two artworks in different mediums, belong to different spectrums of engagement with our surroundings during and post pandemic. The assemblage titled Shell Asylum with found objects like the key, gas burner and shell create a sense of looking out from the inside observing, unable to participate with the outer environment. All the while being within a bubble-like world, balancing atop the fragility of our mortal awareness through the pandemic and its many phases. ” - Meghna Singh Patpatia
About the artist
She completed her education BFA (Major-Painting) from Sir. J.J School of Art in 2009. Followed by a Post-Graduation in Museology & Conservation studies in 2010 from the CSMVS Museum, Mumbai. Meghna’s art practice explores the study of natural formations and geological patterns. Her painted drawings are created using textured paper in layers on textile creating a fragile terrain, upon which she draws formations of natural elements that adapt to an everchanging environment reflecting the fragility of our existence. In recent times she has been exploring working with mixed mediums including glass and found object assemblages that are more reflective of our confinement during the pandemic worldwide. Meghna lives and works in Bombay, India.