This series of paintings and sculptural works are inspired by natural surfaces built up over time. The surfaces of nature reflect the phenomenon that bring about their creation- weather, geography, geology and the inherent intelligence of each cell within the biological forms of trees, lichens, moss and fungus. These surfaces record the passage of time occurring continuously, steadily over decades oblivious to the many ups and downs of human fortune. They are a reminder that everything is always in a state of flux yet despite the seeming disorder and chaos there is an underlying order.
I was honored that Kumari Nahappan, an artist I have admired for long, agreed to curate this show.
Nandita Mukand is a Singapore-based artist. Her work deals with the relationship with Nature and spirituality from within the contemporary urban context. She employs materiality to question the impact urban life has on our experience of time and the meaning we give to our own existence.