Anju Dodiya: Anatomy of a Flame

2 - 18 June

Vadehra Art Gallery presents 'Anatomy of a Flame', a solo body of work by leading Indian contemporary artist Anju Dodiya, featuring her iconic mattresses, along with watercolours and photo-collage works.

Constructing compositional narratives that hinge the psychology of their experience on a powerful gatekeeper, Anju Dodiya works with images that echo the emotional theatre of an inner world. Dodiya’s protagonists are most often the female and so identifying form, parsed and assembled through poignant mythologies, autobiographical truths and the shared feminine spirit – professing a psychology of experience to the viewer. Importantly, Dodiya’s moving self-confrontations raise pressing questions around gendered identity. Her mattresses destabilize the proclaimed comforts of domesticity through incisive mark-making and often expressionist imagery.

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Anju Dodiya
Anju Dodiya, Tower Of Slowness, 2021, Charcoal, watercoolour and acrylic on fabric combine stretched on wooden panel (3 panels), 84 x 132 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Vadehra Art Gallery
Anju Dodiya
Anju Dodiya, The Map-reader, 2022, watercolour, charcoal and acrylic on fabric combine stretched on padded board. 122.5 x 211 x 06 cm (48 x 84 x 2 ¼ inches). Courtesy of the Artist and Vadehra Art Gallery