Perera, Rajni

Rajni Perera, Still Life, 2021

Numéro de lot : 

Still Life

Still Life aborde par la lenteur et la méditation la question des effets sur les organismes vivants de la pollution et des déchets toxiques dans l’eau. L’œuvre est un questionnement sur la beauté et la fonction de la mutation quand elle s’entremêle à l’évolution, dans ce procédé accéléré et synthétique propre à l’anthropocène.

Techniques mixtes sur papier,
  • 2021
38 x 29,21 cm

Valeur estimée : 

2 850 $

Rajni Perera was born in Sri Lanka in 1985 and lives and works in Toronto. She explores issues of hybridity, futurity, ancestry, immigration identity and cultures, monsters, and dream worlds. All of these themes marry in a newly objectified realm of mythical symbioses. In her work Perera seeks to open and reveal the dynamism of the icons and objects that she creates, whether scripturally existent, self-invented, or externally defined. She creates a subversive aesthetic that counteracts antiquated, oppressive discourse and acts as a restorative force through which people can move from outdated, repressive modes of being toward reclaiming their power.

Her art has been exhibited at Glasgow Tramway (Glasgow, Scotland, 2020), the Phi Foundation (Montreal, Canada, 2020), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto, Canada, 2018), the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and other sites. The Art Gallery of Ontario acquired and exhibited one of her artworks in 2019.