Mannat Gandotra (India, 2001; lives and works in London) conceives a narrative composed of distinctive lines and operatic atmospheres, taking a large-format diary work to canvas: it is the experience that changes shape, becomes abstraction and depth . in an ideal, spacious and unlimited space. It is the movements of the linear circuit that dictate the visual paths, through which a story is generated that ranges from a simple gesture to a complex experience.
The title of the exhibition. All civilization on one sheet, comes from work that dates back to the beginning of his career. The works are unique pieces of a mother painting, each one remains individual in its uniqueness, but at the same time united to the other, through lines and symbols.
Mannat Gandotra exhibition in Turin
Gandotra discovers that beyond reality, around and within man, as around and within all things, floats an invisible world, imperceptible to logic and science. It’s a world made of mysterious calls, with deep psychological resonances. The artist discovers that these elements at a deeper level establish a dense network of relationships and links. So beyond the things that may seem different, underneath there is a deep texture that makes the world a whole. They are voices of the same language, synesthesias that reveal the profound unity of the human universe.
Pictorial meter is no longer situated at the level of logical communication, but acts at deeper levels, in continuous evocation. Painting is, therefore, revelation.. They are large works, they create a chain of correspondences, vibrant in the choice of changing colors, docile in the soft brushstrokes, an anthology of feelings behind which the artist’s belonging and his experience shines: a personal diary. The observer is led to a wild garden, where the tension between chaos and balance creates and at the same time destroys the forms, which never find their exact figuration: everything is left to personal reading and transport within the pictorial dynamics.