45. Rithika Pandey
Nude Listening to Billy Holiday
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Signed on the front, top right corner
Acrylic on canvas
Framed: 30 x 30 x 5 cm.
Painted in 2019
£500 - 800
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The work is explores the artist’s ongoing examination into the nature of femininity that goes beyond womanhood. Menacing and soft at the same time, the painting invites the viewer into the space of the muse who in her sensuous vibrancy, listens to Billie Holiday in her room while caressing a carefully nuanced papaya. The reference to Billie Holiday plays into the artists long time fascination with the melancholic genre of jazz and Holiday’s depiction of women in love in her songwriting.
Rithika Pandey (Varanasi, India, 1998) is a visual artist currently based in Mumbai, India. Her worldbuilding practice spanning painting, writing and installation is grounded on the ethos of transformation and recovery. Through painting, writing and installation, she imagines alternative worlds submerged in mythical and science fictional narratives that go beyond apocalypse as an endpoint.
Recent Solo Exhibitions
2023 - TBA , Chemould CoLab, Mumbai, India; 2022 - Everything has its time, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK; Only what is, never another, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK ; Hymn of Creation, ADA, Rome, Italy
2021- No Rushing for Warmth, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, UK.
2020 - The Past is a foreign place, ArcadeCampfa, Cardiff, UK.
Recent Group Exhibitions
2022 - Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, curated by Marcelle Joseph and Sarah Holdaway, UK; Venomous, D Contemporary, London, UK.
2021 - Hawala, curated by Shezad Dawood, Paradise Row Projects, London, UK; Get a load of this!, Daniel Raphael Gallery, London, UK; A new art world, Guts Gallery, London, UK.
2020 - Artworks open 2020, Barbican artworks project space, London, UK; Trouble in Paradise virtual show curated by Round Them Oranges
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