Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Suchitra Mattai, Boundless, 2019
Woven Vintage Saris and Wire
96" x 40"
(Photo by Wes Magyar)

Suchitra Mattai, exodus, 2020
Woven Vintage Saris
50' x 10'
(Photo by Jordan Spencer)

© Suchitra Mattai


I am so pleased to introduce the work of Suchitra Mattai in my March 2020 Artist Watch column for the international online arts magazine Escape Into Life.

Born in Guyana, South America, and currently a resident of Denver, Colorado, Suchitra creates large-scale installations and mixed-media works that address the subjects of 19th Century colonialism and indentured labor and their relationship to more recent periods of displacement and migration. Focused on women and such domestic practices as weaving and embroidery, her profound, well-researched artworks aim to inform our sense of history while also "giving voice to people whose voices were historically quieted."

Today's Artist Watch feature offers eight images of Suchitra's richly conceived works, an Artist Statement, a brief biography, and links to Suchitra's social media sites and gallery representatives.

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