In the era
of globalization it has increasingly become
difficult to isolate one culture from the other as the world today has grown into a close-knit network. Notions of geography, border and territory assume new meaning as people and their cultures constantly criss-cross each
forces; in the shape of the electronic media, aviation industry and the
multinational companies have greatly mobilized people and their habits across
the continents. Today we celebrate the togetherness and diversity of cultures
across the globe. So
as we celebrate this diversity, there is an inherent
threat to its very foundation.
such as language and customs in certain segments of these social experiences
are on the wane and vanishing. This state is more pronounced in indigenous
societies where the pressures of opening out to the outside world has been
at the cost of a partial or complete loss of an indigenous way of life.
This has resulted in the
displacement of the individual stemming from the
alienation of culture.
or defacement of an ethnic or cultural identity might prove to be harmful
for the majority of its population resulting in extremist ideals. But within
the framework of my art practice the fragmentation of social experience
could prove to have its fruitful effect. It provides a wider platform to
reach out into previously untapped resources that eventually gets incorporated
into my art practice. Ideally speaking this would mean that I am liberated
from associating myself with any preconceived notion of a defined place
or territory by dissolving a sense of geographical barrier and incorporating
elements from an experience of a diverse cultural nature. My work stems
from this experience that is rooted in the collusion of different worlds,
inducing a desire to collage and even merge the two. Image making is a process
of reinterpreting physical reality with an element of personal objective.
I wish to create a believe visual narrative by bringing together images
from a variety of sources. It is a detached world where anything is possible.
By juxtaposing myth within reality my attempt is to build a bridge between
tradition and modernity. The linear notion of time dissolves here as the
past and present intersect.