Lakshmi Mohanbabu, an established Singaporean Artist, a trained Architect (Manipal Institute of Technology) and a Fashion Designer (NIFT Delhi), unveiled her latest project. The paintings are inspired by her experience traversing the globe and absorbing different cultures, histories and ways of life.
Her “Interaction Series” come with 3D art frames, which in themselves are unique art pieces paired with each painting. The paintings delve into the concept of the mandala. These appear in all aspects of life; the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and also in our interactions.
“The ascending spiral grows upward while simultaneously returning again and again to the same point, reminding us that we are a part of its intricate design.” ~ Lakshmi Mohanbabu
Lakshmi has transposed the idea marvelously with a single continuous line starting and ending at the same point. The line divides her paintings in two sections up and down, representing male and female (yin and Yang), creating the illusion of a complex set of pattern, “The Mandala”.
She chose the color wheel as a perfect example of interaction, where colors interact with each other to create an infinite array of colors. The triad in the color wheel also symbolizes the triangles representing the concept of male and female forms in the yin-yang concept. The rotation of the triangle gives rise to new triads or interactions. The interactions are grouped into subgroups of the Primary, the Secondary, and the Tertiary and so on.
Cross-cultural patterns of this concept are common to many religious traditions across the globe, from Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas, Muslim mosques, Christian cathedrals to Native American teepees. Lakshmi hopes to inspire worldwide unity and harmony through her medium to coexist.
Venue: MAD Museum of Art And Design, 10 Tanglin Road, Singapore
When: 6 Jun - 31 Aug 2016,
By: MAD Museum of Art & Design