Charcoal of the mind !!, 2014

Basel 2016
Chemould Prescott Road
Mixed Media
Mixed media, collage and Water colour on Japanese Kozo paper on light box
198.1 x 99.1 (cm)
78.0 x 39.0 (inch)
Ever the unconventional, Mithu Sen is renowned for her acerbic derisory work, with its pictorial exploration and grotesque representations of the body, sexuality and desire, blurring the line that exists between the human and animal kingdoms. Between delicate pencil strokes to graphically dense images, in this work these drawings have been embedded in the layers of pulp with topical application of paint, cloth and printed paper. Born out of an understanding between the paper maker and the artist, the transparency of the Japanese Kozo paper lends itself the reflective light giving the works an ethereal transparency.