A mask, a temporary shift
150 x 120 cm
Watercolour, oil, acrylic medium, bio resin on stretched cotton
This is a unique work, hand-signed by the artist on the back of the painting.
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.