July 2020: Michelle Poonawalla is delighted to announce two new digital stop motion artworks, ‘From Dust to Dust’ and ‘Mother Teressa, the eternal symbol of Love and Peace’ which will be available to view or purchase from 16 July on SeditionArt.com.
Sedition (pictured right) has shown exclusive works with globally renowned artists including Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, Wim Wenders and Bill Viola among others and is an online art platform that presents limited edition digital artworks by leading artists at affordable prices. Artworks are stored with certificates of authenticity in an online ‘vault’, for viewing or sale, which can be accessed via an app or web browser. In July, alongside Poonawalla’s work, Sedition will be launching Jono Brande’s collection The Transcode Series and works from Paul Benney and Louise Stern.
‘From Dust to Dust’ and ‘Mother Teressa, the eternal symbol of Love and Peace’ have been produced during Poonawalla’s time in lockdown and reflect the challenging times many of us have gone through whilst also being symbols of hope. The works are produced using a digital stop motion video technique, for which the precise and slow nature formed a meditative process for Poonawalla during the lockdown.
‘From Dust to Dust’ is titled after the phrase ‘from ashes to ashes, dust to dust’ and is a reaction on nature’s ability to humble humanity – something Poonawalla sees as an important message from the Covid-19 pandemic. The work depicts the slow and precise disintegration of a single rose before the petals metamorphosize into butterflies. A vivid representation that however powerful you may be, life is always transient.
The second work ‘Mother Teressa, the eternal symbol of Love and Peace’ reflects a sign of hope. Influenced by Mother Teressa who devoted her life to millions of poor, destitute and downtrodden people, the work looks out to so many of the nurses, doctors and care workers who are helping today. The two works remind us that every aspect of the world is controlled by nature including destruction and regeneration but if we respect everyone and everything around us there is always hope and regeneration.
Both works are available to buy at Sedition.com. Alongside this Michelle is also showing works from her 2019 Hope series on Sedition. The three works from the Hope series stems from the artist’s large-scale multi-sensory installation Introspection and draw inspiration from pertinent questions that we find ourselves asking today about where we are headed.
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About the Artist
Growing up between the UK and India, art has always been an integral part of Michelle Y. Poonawalla’s life. With a graduate degree in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Arts from the American College, London, Poonawalla’s practice formalised when she had her first show in 2016 at the Gateway School, Mumbai and has since continued to exhibit her work in solo and group shows in India and internationally . Poonawalla’s practice marries a more formal paint on canvas style with experimental digital technology, particularly digital video mapping and motion sensor technology, to create interactive works that push boundaries of conventional painting.
The artist’s key exhibitions include Khushi – India On Canvas in conjunction with Sotheby’s, New Delhi, 2017; India Art Story, Kolkata, 2017; Elephant Parade Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and London, 2017 and 2018; What If You Fly, a solo exhibition at Vis A Vis Gallery, New Delhi and Spazio Gallery, Pune, 2018; Moving into the Future – Harvest 2018, a group exhibition at Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, 2018; a project at the Parma Art Fair, Italy with Gallery Marco Antonio Patrizio, 2018; Born Free at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, 2018; and Introspection a digital installation shown as collateral project at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018; as a guest exhibition at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, March 2019; and at START Art Fair, London’s Saatchi Gallery, 2019.