Siri Devi Khandavilli is a transnational artist straddling between two distinct geographies, the occident and the orient. Siri represents the very visible voice of global India. As part of the cosmopolitan global world, Siri spent her early years in India where she honed her skills as a painter. Moving to the USA a decade ago Siri made a paradigm shift in her work practice. From a painter, Siri morphed into a visual artist; very much at home with intermedia art and performance art. Emotive and sensual, she draws her inspiration from metaphors and symbols drawn from Hindu myths and rituals. Yet, she is equally at home with the popular imagery of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami. Siri is an artist of the present; speaking Globish, a language that cuts across cultures and geographies.
Dr. Alka Pande
VENUE: Visual Art Gallery,
india Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
DATE:18th– 22nd August 2010