Ashes, 2016

Basel 2017
Chemould Prescott Road
Mixed Media
synthetic polymer paint on wood panel
30.5 x 30.5 Size (cm)
12.0 x 12.0 Size (in)
Dhruvi Acharya has developed a language that erases the sharp edges of the didactic to create forms that engage irony and dark humour. Working with this suit of drawings, painting and elements of collage she creates a circuitous and continuous loop from present to past. This new work explores the arduous emotional and psychological processes of reconstructing one’s self and returning to a purposeful life. It exposes the numbness, the disbelief and the deafening screams in one’s head, where battles have to be fought in order to understand and accept a new, altered reality. The myriad visual detailing in Acharya’s work lures viewers to reflect on their own experiences and sentiments, making the specifics of the stories and the meaning of each image unimportant, and allowing for the contemplation of our shared human existence.