Acrylic, Ink and pigment on canvas, 26" x 32",2019
In David Foster Wallace’s speech “This is Water”, he recounts a tale of two young fish swimming in the water. The young fish are approached by an older fish who asks them what the water is like on that day, and the younger fish are confused, “what is water?” they wonder. The ripples embody consciousness and the active agency people hold in affecting surroundings, what otherwise could just be still unquestioned water. The fluidity in the piece conveys a serenity, acknowledging that consciousness is not so much a disturbance as it is a natural procession
About The Artist
Shreya Mehta is an award-winning fine artist who explores, in her vibrant and varied works, the social issues of identity, gender, power and spirituality. Her art has been exhibited across the globe, from the Indian Consulate in New York to the private collection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In fact, Mehta secured her place at the Royal Academy of Art in Belgium as the first woman of Indian origin, graduating with none other than the prestigious V.R.I.K.A Award. Born in India, raised and trained in Belgium, and now living and working in New York, Mehta brings a global perspective and a positive touch to all her endeavors. She creates both representational and abstract works thus defying categorization through constant, energetic change and an inquisitive nature.