After a hiatus of almost five years, the team at TARQ is delighted to present Soghra Khurasani’s newest solo show, ‘Shadows under my Sky’. This title is inspired by a series of woodcut prints and etching works created during the ongoing pandemic. Khurasani’s works explore themes of unity and identity through the fragile landscapes and forms that she observes from her studio just outside Baroda.
The subtle landscapes in this exhibition hint towards Khurasani’s layered imagination that gradually reveals itself in hues of vivid colours and textures. Rife with art historical and social references, Khurasani’s works employ visual metaphors to express her beliefs on religious and national identities, casteism, and racism and gender bias. Placing the intimate connections between human bodies and nature at the centre of her practice, Khurasani regularly uses natural forms as a grounding framework.
According to Khurasani, “My new series of works … are forms of Shadows of sky, paths, agricultural land, scratches on land, bruises of skin, weed plants and these forms remind me of nature its lifecycle and the dark side of existence; through this series of works I mostly share my thoughts on growth, life, care and hope.”
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue essay written by Nancy Adajania