Friday, January 11, 2013
Rajini Perera's paintings focus intensely on the female body's form, drawing heavily from south asian miniature painting traditions and combining them with the strange and psychedelic. Her foray into visual psychotropia is embellished with indian goddesses eschewed from their ornate backdrops and pitted against stark white frames, while riding on dinosaurs. In another of her works, a voluptuous brown woman adorned in golden panties has her innards on display as her layers are literally peeled back like that of a Russian doll.
Sri lankan born Rajni Perera, is Toronto based. Her Art explores issues of hybridity, sacrilege, irreverence, Indexical sciences and ethnography, sexuality, popular culture, deities and monsters. She says they are, "Intensely labored and immaculately conceived. Spiritual and whimsical, a pooja and a porno at the same time."