Malani, Nalini b.1946 / Warriors & Green Worm
about this work
Warriors and green worm features a gigantic larvae / earthworm like creature that suggests the snail-like shape of the inner year while a bomber plane hums in the background. The spotted background could be metaphoric for blood, building momentum and density between the figures. On another note it also resonates the fact of the extinction of the earthworm while the latest technologies try to overtake nature. Her influences range from Indian literature, Hinduism and Greek tragedy to modern theatre and poetry (Brecht, Beckett, Heiner Müller) and current events.

Nalini Malani (b.1946, Pakistan)

Warriors & Green Worm, 2009

Acrylic, ink & enamel reverse painting on acrylic sheet
dia: 50.8 cm.
dia: 20 in.
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, India Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S PaintingSouth Asia


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