ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Rohan Sonar - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 25th - December 1st Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:26:16 +0000 Seema Kohli - Gallery Art and Soul - December 8th - January 3rd, 2016 <p>A self trained artist, Seema Kohli&rsquo;s exhaustive practice that spans over three decades embraces a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture, installation&nbsp;and performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The most significant one to emerge out of liner forms and paintings is &lsquo;Performance Art&rsquo;. Energy, reproduction, recyclying, decay, hybridization &amp; transformation: Creating a new identity; diversifying, reshaping belongings; intimacy; a dialogue of matter and memory all constitute a visual language of her work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Time&rdquo; as energy, is central to Seema&rsquo;s practice, whether it&rsquo;s an installation, an object or a performance. She uses time as medium, which is extended, assembled and captured in all her media constituting space, be it painting, sculptures or installations. The aspects of continuity, repetition, vulnerability, duration, temporality, awareness, situation and public involvement are also inherent qualities that inform her art practice. The process before and after the performance is important and challenging&nbsp;as it organically grows from her other mediums.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Her work is primarily a celebration of the female form and energy the source of the twin forces of creation and destruction. Shakti, the divine cosmic energy manifest through female embodiment has been extensively explored, engaged with, re-narratives and retold through Seema Kohli&rsquo;s works.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:19:46 +0000