Currently, on show until the end of August at the Mad Gallery, Singapore is the Intersection Series by Lakshmi Mohanbabu. A trained Architect and a Fashion Designer, Lakshmi is a Singaporean artist who is taking the world by storm.
The paintings in the Interaction Series are inspired by her travels, with a large influence by the many religious traditions found across the globe. Namely – Hindu temples, Buddhist Stupas, Muslim mosques and Christian cathedrals to Native American Teepees.
Delving into the concept of Mandala, which supposedly appears to us in all aspects of our life (the Sun, the Moon and our interactions) – the arrows cited on her paintings represent an integrated view of the world. The ascending spiral which grows upward can be seen to return again at the same point. It is described as a microcosm and macrocosm to represent the transcendence of all religions and continents as if each of us are all part of the design.
Creating an illusion of a complex set of patterns, the Mandala, Lakshmi divides her paintings into two sections – arrows point up and down to represent the male and female yin and yang. Colours interact with each other to create and infinite array of colours.
The paintings come with 3D art frames, which are in themselves unique art forms. Lakshmi hopes to inspire worldwide unity and harmony through her art medium.
To find out more about her work, click here.