Moksha Kumar_

Moksha Kumar | Bengaluru, India

Moksha Kumar is an artist and art writer who graduated with a BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, New York, and then completed her MFA in Art History from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. she is currently located at the Lalit Kala Akademi in Chennai and has an active studio practice. Currently, she is has her works displayed at Terrain.art in New Delhi. She was a part of the COCA (Center for Contemporary Artists) project based in Italy, for her ground breaking research and archival documentation of Kolkata architecture. She was a part of the show ‘Inception’, on view at the Niv Art Gallery, New Delhi; and also, a part of the Madras Round Table 1, Auction for Charity 2020 - 2021

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Timelines merge | 2021 | digital image

When looking at buildings, I’ve always seen them as a personality as opposed to a structure. Each with their sense of space, structure, light and shade. To me, they represent a legacy and a sense of eternity. Even though they are solid structures they are markers of civilization and art. The depth however, is more towards a philosophical end where I ask the viewer to consider a post-apocalyptic future that is devoid of human presence. Dystopian and yet vibrant, it is like rendering a sense of limbo in muted technicolour.