4 April 2023
MY ART IS A KIND OF METAPHOR FROM VESTIGES TO VISUALS !
Jayasree PG: One of the remarkable contemporary Indian artists knows how to translate a visual ‘insecurity’ into a visual surprise, which is called a visual refuge for us from the heap of visual perplexities lamented with emotional and social satire lavishly littered along the thoroughfare of our current and ineffectual existence.
Jayasree P.G. is one of the most active and different artists in the state.
– EH Pushkin, Internationally acclaimed artist from Kerala.
RENOWNED ARTIST JAYASREE P.G WRITES ON HER CREATIVE PURSUITS THAT TRANSCEND TO SYMBOLIC AND HISTORICAL VISUAL IMAGERIES.
My Art is a Kind of Metaphor from Vestiges to Visuals!
To me, art is an endeavour to recollect the hazy images, reminiscences, loneliness, joy, and pain that I have chosen up and left somewhere along the tentative trails of life.
Images of earth and water are interfering a lot with my creative pursuits. My existence is strongly glued together with such wonders on this beautiful planet, along with all other beings.
‘Baked Earth’ (Chutta Mannu) is the concept caption I have selected for my paintings since 2014. Such a concept came into my consciousness or memories while living in such areas where tile factories and brick kilns existed before concepts of modern architecture were introduced.
I have voluntarily and sometimes involuntarily recreated such forsaken remains, their lights and shadows, and visions of burned or half-burned earthen objects and spaces that never became a reality.
My aspire to transcend such symbolic and historical context to capture the images of deeply rooted and now frozen, mysterious and transparent visuals is looking desperately towards us, but I am constantly trying to project them on the eyes of art.
The viewers can describe my art as the expressions of a particular ‘space and time that were once endlessly burned to furnish human beings’ safe and comfortable lives.
I liked to work on such a subject or concept to materialise a space or time with visual language, to remember how we once were.
My art is a kind of metaphor, from vestiges to visuals.