January 2021
Singapore Art Week

Mahalakshmi Kannappan

Singapore / Gajah Gallery

For Singaporean visual artist Mahalakshmi Kannappan, the material takes center stage to discuss and expand on the the diverse emotions and experiences of diasporic in-betweenness. Her expressions result in the use of coal to express time capsules, as each layer correlates to an era. The unpredictable and uncontrolled nature of this series of work paves the way for her to express her thoughts. These works identify, stimulate, amalgamate and distort charcoal as a medium, testing their limits and creating new forms for this traditional medium.

Mahalakshmi Kannappan will be presenting her works at Gajah Gallery.