Anousha Payne's work explores the boundaries between personal experience, fiction and myth. Informed by Tamil mythological and folkloric stories it plays on ideas of the performative power of objects and chance. Another element to her work is storytelling through simple gestures and expressions, reflecting on human interaction and communication. The deployment of bharathantyam hand gestures are used as a way of connecting with her cultural heritage, as well as being used for their known symbolic meaning.
Works from this artist
Anousha Payne was born in Southampton, UK in 1991. She now lives and works in London, UK.
Payne studied at the Camberwell College of Arts (London) and graduated with a BFA in 2014.
Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Super Super Markt (Berlin), Stellarhighway (New York), Arusha Gallery (Edinburgh), Alkinois (Athens), Public Gallery (London), Roman Road (London), Tube Culture Hall (Milan), Guts Gallery (London), Island Gallery (Brussels), Indigo Plus Madder (London) and C4 Projects (Copenhagen).
In the studio
Isabella Ducrot, Laila Tara H, Anousha Payne
Friends Apartment, Berlin
April 27 – May 21, 2023