Madhvee Deb is an Indian artist, who after having lived in Africa, Australia and Europe, now calls Singapore home. She completed her Masters in Arts in Fine Arts in 2014 from Goldsmith’s College of Art (Lasalle College of The Arts, Singapore). Her art-making process is in particular informed by the notion of capturing emotions, remembrance, identity, human perception, and comprehension of reality.
Her Solo exhibitions include Digital Waste: The Sweet Smell of Burning, Georgetown Festival, Penang, (2018), and Galleri Soho, Västerås, Sweden, (2019). She also participated in group exhibitions such as Konstrundan City Vernissage (2019), Galleri Soho, Västerås, Sweden, You Are All Invited, Penang, Malaysia (2019). FRAC Des Pays De La Loire, Nantes, France (2015), Art Stage Singapore (2014), Eminent Takeover at Eminent Plaza, Singapore (2014). Madhvee received a grant from Georgetown Festival (2018). She was a speaker at the Round Table at Alliance Française de Singapour (2013), Milan Image Art & Design Fair – Singapore (2014).
Call it meditation or call it opium, my studio is where my true self reflects and my name, Madhvee, gets a meaning. My work is more of an expression than a mere illustration of my thoughts. The intentional fluidity of my work allows room for further interpretation, forcing the viewer out of their comfort zone to make them think, imagine, and wonder.
My artwork is a product of an interdisciplinary collaboration between photography, video, audio, and mixed media. The study of human perception, remembrance, and identity frequently guides my art-making process. More often than not this results in a metaphoric representation of the findings inspired by engaged subjects as diverse as gender dysphoria, death, and elements of impermanence and temporality.
While I use a variety of materials and processes, in each project my methodology is consistent, leading to coherently resolved works. My choice of material, shape, and format are always guided by the subject matter of a particular body of work. Each project often consists of multiple pieces, usually in a range of different media grouped around specific themes and meanings. During the research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead me to the next body of work.
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