Praxis of Seeing - ‘The Other’

Mix medium

2019

This work is largely a composite of a series of expressionist marks that on the surface seem to be inherited from some foreign language. Because of this outlandish appearance, a barricade is subconsciously created where looking deeper into it is often deemed unnecessary. This is the prime example of ‘Othering’ at work; a thing is labeled as different or alien from the self, and the comprehension of it therefore is understood to be futile and impossible.

Art however is a universal medium of expression that can be deconstructed much more effectively than Language. This work hence serves as an effort to make the viewer question the consciousness that labels the work as a forging entity and hinders the capabilities of the rational mind to deconstruct the precept behind the façade of lines and colors.