ADITHYA LAKSHMI KR

GRADUATE // PAINTING

Artworks

MEMORY
MEMORY

WATER COLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATER COLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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MEMORY
MEMORY

WATERCOLOR ON PAPER 6x12 CMS

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Artist's Statement :

Photographs have always been associated with absence, distance and removing the moment that was captured in a photograph that can never exist again, and it is therefore a marker of time passing, of absence, of our mortality. From 1950 to 1990 regional level photographs (Kottayam Kerala) these played a significant role.
I collect and analyse photographs from this period and classify them economically, socially, culturally along with subdivisions like religions, traditions, availability of the camera, etc.
Christian communities mainly took photographs purely because of accessibility. Memory was important to them, so they used photography to document religious traditions, like baptism adikurbana, weddings and even funeral ceremonies.
People leave traces of their last movement onto their surrounding objects. Sometimes as narratives, the space there becomes words for someone to share a memory about a reminiscence which imbued onto generations leaving seeds of ancestral affection for something that once beautifully existed.
These narratives of the past are treasures to dwell upon, photographs were one such timeless material that could hold a fleeting moment, a smile, a conscious gesture to exist even after that moment have passed, I keep revisiting them, photos of known as well as unknown, draperies, and houses
My works are about how I perceive those photographs of those days to a painterly vision of myself experiencing them. I question the existence of photograph being preceded of it’s actual time and space and still creating an illusion of memory to its viewers where as the very image being painted reinstates a more emotive experience than that of the actual one.