Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sundaram Tagore presents the first New York solo exhibition of work by Delhi-based Scottish artist Olivia Fraser. April 7-30, 2016





Sundaram Tagore presents the first New York solo exhibition of work by Delhi-based Scottish artist Olivia Fraser.

Inspired by the techniques and vocabulary of traditional Indian miniatures, Fraser uses mineral and plant pigments on hand-made paper cross-fertilizing and deconstructing this Eastern art tradition with forms and ideas from contemporary Western art. The thirty paintings Fraser is presenting in The Sacred Garden are rooted in her fascination with and practice of yoga and the ways in which yogic meditation involves visualizations of the garden, particularly the sahasrara or thousand-petaled lotus, which serves as a visual aid in reaching enlightenment.

Olivia Fraser’s work is included in public and private collections in Australia, France, India, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom and in the Museum of Sacred Art, Septon, Belgium. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions in India, China and the United Kingdom. Her work was most recently included in Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art at Lalit Kala Galleries, Rabindra Bhavan, in New Delhi, and in Frontiers Reimagined, an exhibition of global art at the 56th Venice Biennale.

The artist was born in London, raised in the Highlands of Scotland and has lived and worked in India since 1989.

Click here to see the exhibition catalogue, with an introduction by Navina Haidar.
Breathe, 2015, stone pigment and Arabic gum on handmade Sanganer paper, 36 x 36 inches/91.4 x 91.4 cm
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