"Pathways" Acrylic, Ink and Thread on Canvas, 30" x 36", 2019
Defined by the variants, this piece experiences constant transformation along the canvas. The geometry shifts from rounded into sharper subdivisions, the colors move up to warmth, and most notably the stairs move downwards, upwards and to both sides. Any point can gracefully be taken as a path to any other point, deconstructing the linearity of normal routes and moving towards multiplicities.
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.