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'Boundaries' (2020)

'Boundaries' (2020)

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Tyra Naidoo

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Boundaries, Tyra Naidoo writes, “follows the tradition of Indian miniature paintings but is drawn in henna to show and experiment with a range of creative resources and languages that exist in Indian art.” Regarding the work’s large scale, she suggests: “as a marginalised body, celebrating and paying homage to an art style close to my culture's heart – an art style hardly seen in contemporary art or taught in art history – I felt it deserved to be big, to take up and hold space.” 
 
This work on paper features a garden scene with two figures set in a drawn filigree frame, beneath the banner of BOUNDARIES.
 
henna and gold pigment on Fabriano Rosapina | 89 x 5.7cm | unique

 
Taking as thematic keystone the Desi Durban culture in which she was raised, Tyra Naidoo’s practice offers a personal reflection on South African Indian heritage and womanhood. “Using combinations of fragile and aggressive materials and processes, I articulate a dialogue of the subtle violences experienced as a marginalised body,” she writes. “I attempt to create progressive information and spaces to achieve safety, security, and belonging for myself and my community.” Born in KwaZulu-Natal, Tyra now lives and works in Cape Town. She is a graduate of the Michaelis School of Fine Art.