In Talks with : Sahana Ramakrishnan, Brooklyn based artist
Updated on: 30 Jun 2016
Artist Sahana Ramakrishnan is working on a mixed media exhibition, which revolves around the metaphor of water for time and consciousness
Born in Mumbai and educated in Singapore and America, Brooklyn-based artist Sahana Ramakrishnan received her BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. The recipient of the Yale/Norfolk Fellowship Award and the Florence Lief Grant from RISD recently had her first solo exhibition in Brooklyn titled Through a Window, where the works were inspired from human-animal interactions. "The entire show was an examination through mixed media and drawing of how human and animal bodies cease to exist as separates," she says. Sahana is currently working on a body of work which includes digital installations, sculptures and paintings and will soon be displaying them in New York, Singapore and Mumbai. Excerpt from a chat with After Hrs…
What are your earliest memories of art and connecting with art?
I was interested in art since childhood. I used to draw animals and my favourite cartoons. As an only child, growing up, I would entertain myself by writing stories about animals and aliens and dinosaurs and then illustrating them. Illustrating them and making up the characters was without a doubt always the best part.
Some have termed your work 'fantastically bizarre'. How do you respond to that?