Press enter after choosing selection

Mandali: India and the World | Nirmal Raja

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 3:02pm

When: September 8, 2020

Nirmal Raja discusses her work and the affect of Covid-19 from her studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
 

Artist Statement:

Touch Series- 2013 

Photopolymer intaglio prints and graphite drawings

Using simplicity of form and minimal number of materials, I explore the ephemeral in this series. Transience and elusive meaning are given form in the graphite lines that are visible and invisible depending on the light and the angle of the viewer. The visceral nature of touch and the potential of what our skin can feel and understand is distilled in this work. How can one represent the cool breeze on a warm summer evening or the silkiness of a flower petal on your cheek?  What about the moments that take our breath away and we are grasping for words before the thought disappears forever? How does one address the ineffable? This series explores these slippery concepts. 

Touch III, 8" x 8" photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 2013
Nirmal Raja “Touch III”, photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 8"x8", 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch I, 8" x 8" photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 2013
Nirmal Raja “Touch I”, photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 8"x8", 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch - Tentative, 8" x 8" photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 2013
Nirmal Raja “Touch - Tentative”, photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper,  8"x8", 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch - Grasping at straws, 8" x 8" photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 2013
Nirmal Raja “Touch - Grasping at straws”, photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 8"x8", 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch - Discards, 8" x 8" photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper, 2013
Nirmal Raja “Touch - Discards”, photopolymer etching and graphite on Rives BFK paper,  8"x8", 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More of Nirmal Raja's work can be found on her website and social media accounts: instagram and facebook.

Graphic for audio posts

Media

September 8, 2020

Length: 00:04:24

Copyright: Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-alike)

Rights Held by: Ann Arbor District Library

Downloads