The Compelling New Work of Josephine Balakrishnan to be Featured at a Show of Sri Lankan Contemporary Art as part of Asia Week New York 2006
New York, NY--February 27, 2006--Josephine Balakrishnan's work will be shown at The Watermoon Gallery in New York, NY from March 26 to April 2, 2006. Balakrishnan's paintings are known for their vibrant colors and narrative imagery. Crisis, disaster and failure, as well as success are embodied in her work with a wry sense of humor.
In her work, Balakrishnan uses symbols, societal and social themes collected and sourced from an international and well traveled background, combining them with a vivid palette of colors. Though Balakrishnan's most obvious strength is as a colorist, her works refer to narrations requiring a sense of more than one culture to decipher. Although each painting relates a narrative, the aesthetic content does not require an understanding of the underlying story to appreciate the visual product of beauty.
Balakrishnan's work, described as "Tropical Pop," combines East Indian imagery with western narrative. Ms. Balakrishnan has exhibited internationally, in both the East and the West for the past 25 years. Her work extends to multimedia, sold in the stores of 22 major museums, including the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Centre and the Guggenheim Museum.
The show, Serendipity in New York, curated by Datin Shalini Amerasinghe Ganendra reflects the rich diversity of styles and the aesthetic excellence that provides strong visual content in a growing and dynamic market.
Serendipity in New York
Sri Lankan Contemporary Art
March 26 - April 2, 2006
Curated by The Private Gallery at WaterMoon Gallery
The Private Gallery
110 Duane Street, NY, NY 10007
Phone: 212 925 5556