Suchitra Gahlot

Indian, born 1977

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Suchitra Gahlot

Indian, born 1977

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Love, death, desire, and loneliness—these are among the universal human experiences that Suchitra Gahlot explores in her meticulous, witty, and poignant sculptural installations. As she explains, her works serve as the mode through which she asks the (often unanswerable) questions about the human condition: “In life, I struggle with all kinds of questions, but in my art, I can articulate them perfectly,” she says. “It’s not that I manage to find the answers through my work; I’m simply able to illustrate the questions better.” In When You Leave Me (2010), she presents five glass jars, each one of containing a different internal organ, like the intestines or the heart, crafted out of silk. Through this work, Gahlot presents a visceral meditation on loss, representing the physical pain caused by losing a loved one.

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Love, death, desire, and loneliness—these are among the universal human experiences that Suchitra Gahlot explores in her meticulous, witty, and poignant sculptural installations. As she explains, her works serve as the mode through which she asks the (often unanswerable) questions about the human condition: “In life, I struggle with all kinds of questions, but in my art, I can articulate them perfectly,” she says. “It’s not that I manage to find the answers through my work; I’m simply able to illustrate the questions better.” In When You Leave Me (2010), she presents five glass jars, each one of containing a different internal organ, like the intestines or the heart, crafted out of silk. Through this work, Gahlot presents a visceral meditation on loss, representing the physical pain caused by losing a loved one.

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