Impermanence and imperfections have been an integral part of our lives since the existence of the universe, and we are all the time surrounded by it. Both these topics play a big role in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. Artist has extended this ideology beyond the scope of mortal and immortal and inspects it in the context of the way life evolves and its impacts on our emotional and mental constitution.
The series ‘Imperfect Perfection’ is the artist way of saying, “accept things as they are and find beauty and wonder in the face of mundane”. In reality, there is nothing in the universe that is perfect and is completely still; it is only in the mind of men that such a concept exists. Our life is in a constant state of flux, all the time-evolving to attain perceived perfections and eliminate imperfections. Every so often creating internal conflict with the natural progression of life, however, acceptance allows us to appreciate the beauty and melancholy of it, and we emerge even stronger.
The series of meditative photographs of ink and water and the process of destruction and Kintsugi inspired reconstruction is the artist’s way of finding beauty in impermanence and imperfections of her life. Madhvee has chosen to leave the unexplainable unexplained in her work by maintaining ambiguity to increase the scope of interpretation. The series also takes inspiration from the Wabi-Sabi aesthetics, which requires nature and humans to create and see the understated beauty that is present in everything that surrounds us.