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Gouri Vemula’s Fantastical World

As you walk around Liminal Worlds, explore Gouri Vemula’s journey and the details behind her exquisite works.

Gouri Vemula’s Journey Begins
Explore the Essence of Gouri Vemula’s work

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Gouri Vemula explains the motivation and concept of her artist book, Mahabharata

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Sunanda Khajuria’s Cherry Blossom

Click below to hear Sunanda Khajuria speak about ‘The Cloud of Cherry Blossom’.



In Sunanda Khajuria’s accordion format book she notes, “what I have created for this show belongs to my series of Moving Landscapes which are the culmination of my experiences of different times and places during the last few years. In this book I pay attention to different perspectives and dimensions of the cherry blossom, using it as a symbol for life and death. The brief life span of these small flowers reflects the everlasting cycle of life, death and rebirth. When these blossoms come into being each year, they are celebrated for their overwhelming beauty, yet simultaneously mourned for their tragic brevity of life. The blooming season is powerful, glorious and exciting, but unfortunately short-lived – a visual reminder that our lives, too, are fleeting.”

‘The Cloud of Cherry Blossom’ was launched at Art Heritage during The Art Book Exhibition, 2019. View installation shots of the show by clicking here.

Click ‘Play’ below to look through the book!


Jai Zharotia’s Luqman

Jai Zharotia has created 30 acrylic works inspired by Luqman Ali, a fictional character penned by the well-known Hindi poet and novelist Soumitra Mohan. Jai’s wild and exuberant colors spill out beyond the page, objects are suspended in a world that appears to be without gravity, as protagonist Luqman Ali sprints, cartwheels and somersaults his way, like a kind of acrobat/jester through a harsh political landscape, dotted here and there with erotic desires.

Luqman‘ was launched at Art Heritage during The Art Book Exhibition, 2019. View installation shots of the show by clicking here.

Click ‘Play’ below to look through the book!

Gouri Vemula’s Mahabharatam


After exploring multiple texts, Gouri Vemula chose to work on the Mahabharatam, citing it as “a treasure house of the Indian culture, an insight into the attainments and solutions to all problems – even though none of these could avert the 18 day war that ensued.” Gouri avoids any trace of color. Instead the monumental work is conceived in somber grey tones with only dry point and pencil as her mediums.

Using ‘hands’ as her central leitmotif in the visualization of each sequence, Gouri enhances the drama by employing strange, oblique perspectives and angles that highlight the frenetic energy of the protagonists with muscular tautness. Centralizing Krishna as her chief protagonist, Gouri portrays Lord Krishna’s transcendental knowledge with the undercurrent of mathematical concepts employed by him. The artist’s focus is on “the vows, curses and boons that time and again play into the karmic cycle of karma and kala.”

Mahabharatam‘ was launched at Art Heritage during The Art Book Exhibition, 2019. View installation shots of the show by clicking here.

Click ‘Play’ below to look through the book!


Meet Kanchan Chander

Click PLAY to hear Kanchan Chander speak about her four-decade old art practice that involves working in multiple mediums, including printmaking, artist books, acrylic on canvas, digital works and video.

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Meet Ronny Sen

Click PLAY below to hear Ronny Sen talk about his photography practice.

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Meet Sunanda Khajuria

Download a FREE copy of the Moving Landscapes (2016, click here) catalogue, Sunanda Khajuria’s most recent solo.

If you haven’t already, click play below to hear Sunanda Khajuria talk about her work.

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