Mother Mangalam

Mother Mangalam

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimension: 153cm x 153cm Year: 2013 In Collection of Petronas Art Gallery The Painting Mother Mangalam is the co-founder of Pure Life Society. It is a place where orphans and children who are less fortunate are given love in their hearts and education to fill their minds. I had the privilege of meeting her and was amazed with her “inner light” that seemed so warm yet there was an enigmatic feeling that made me want to portray her beyond a painting. I have been working with light, sound and aroma for a long while and this exhibition gave me a space to put them together. Each of us are a combination of the three and through my years in the art field as an experimenter , I couldn’t but feel an incompleteness when a portrait is done where it merely acts as a decoration, an imitation of an existing image. I have always been mesmerized with nature…the natural landscapes that decorate the “canvas of earth”…with the birds chirping, decorated by the colours of nature, wind and the other elements together in performance…a life exhibit! I took the sound from her name, got the aroma of the lotus that she uses as a symbol all around her, energised her face and invoked the “inner light” through the use of my own colour key to experience Mother Mangalam’s presence on the stage of the observers mind…just like a performance! Sound The sound composition which you are hearing now is resonating with her name Mang-Ga-Lam, three notes which are in constant reverberation. I have used instruments in the...
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Medium: Mixed Media Dimension: 74cm x 74cm Year: 2010 SOLD