Studio Notes: A Many Splendored Thing

A Many Splendored Thing CAP2020 Entry copyright Carl GopalkrishnanFathers and sons have complicated relationships. When my father died two years ago it was a shock to discover that my identity was so tied up in performing for others. All my multiple identities required me to wear masks as I was adopted- or co-opted- into supporting their identities. I lost myself. A bi-racial dual citizen of many cultures, I’ve discovered that being ‘mixed up’ can be a strength when the performance of my identities fall apart. Here The Furies, from Greek tragedy, and symbols from my faith and cultures express my journey of rebuilding my identity after a loss. (Artist Statement).

Title: A Many Splendored Thing, Medium: Acrylic paint and aerosol on stretched canvas (172 x 76cm). 

2020 Preview, Collie Art Prize (Finalist), Carl Gopalkrishnan


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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