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Painting, Oil on Canvas
Size: 30 W x 24 H x 0.6 D in
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This painting is part of a body of work that depicts a moment of trauma experienced beyond a linear understanding of time. The relationship between the movement of the form layered onto itself is symbolic of the collapsing of memory as it provokes the production and reproduction of pain. Different displaced scenes and the removal of information indicate the absence and presence of the victim who rests upon these constructions of non-natural subjectivity for methods of fortitude and ultimately survival. These acts of disobedience to a grounded time are not distortions of nature; they are necessary subversions that depict the truth behind personal trauma.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:30 W x 24 H x 0.6 D in
Kirthana Selvaraj is a Queer, South Asian Artist based on Gadigal and Wangal Land (Sydney/Inner west). Drawing on both individual and collective experiences within a neo-colonial feminist discourse, her practice is centered on race, intersections of seen and unseen, violence and passivity, gender and sexuality. By engaging in methods of approaching queer displacements purposefully yet conscientiously, she attempts to navigate experiences of LGBTQIA+ people of colour within the wider context of structural brutality and erasure. The more formal elements of her work oscillate between contemporary realism and abstracted visualisations. She often works with oil paints as her primary medium focusing on the subject, disrupting iterations of heteronormativety whilst highlighting the archetypes of power that are situated within the Bio-political and Necropolitical regulation of Queer/displaced bodies.
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