The Surreal Body: Rajni Perera

22 December 2016 - 20 January 2017

In this new body of work, identity politics and the ongoing interest in the embellished photography medium make way for the coloured body to inhabit surreal space. While costume and background remain in the picture as a mode of identity-making, or identity supplanting, there also emerges a new space where the occult and divine are investigated as well, blurring direct representation with a representation of the subjects in parallel dimensions. Becoming animals, waves, deities or monsters, these new beings carry a mythology of their own and thereby negate or disrupt the mythologies handed to them.


Rajni Perera



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