24th April 2012
I don’t even want to do a massive intro to this post as the imagery speaks for itself – STUNNING. Meera’s work is bold and powerful. She is a master of colour and pattern and her skills are wonderfully displayed in the Firangi Rang Barangi (colourful foreigner) collection. The collection in her words explores ‘the relationship between femininity, dress and hybridity. By combining Eastern and
Western textiles, garments and jewellery, I re-imagine identity across borders. These large acrylic paintings exhibit a fearless use of colour, bold pattern and finely rendered detail. Each is layered with cultural history and personal style. While the surface of these works draw us in, the bodies
that they adorn are barely revealed – an inversion that suggests the role of sartorial expression in creating a sense of self, particularly one rooted in a diasporic, transnational experience.
All images www.meerasethi.com/