Sangeeta Sandrasegar

Sangeeta Sandrasegar works within a research-based practice, building narratives in which new work connects to previous projects. The artist's practice consolidates postcolonial and hybridity theory, exploring her life in Australia and the relationship between migrant communities and homelands.

Sangeeta Sandrasegar's practice has consistently engaged with shadow as a formal and symbolic motif in developing these themes. The artist manipulates shadow in all forms to create images and effects that are ephemeral and powerful. Sandrasegar's diverse application of the silhouette gives a voice to the identities of people caught on the margins of society. These fluctuating shadows and ephemeral visual effects subtly address the ambiguous status of individuals caught in a complex social structure.

Sangeeta Sandrasegar's representation of contemporary narratives considers the beauty and brutality of the contemporary world. She weaves together theory and artistic motifs inspired by various cultures and her work demonstrates that political statements can be made within the realm of visual poetics.

In 2004 Sangeeta Sandrasegar completed a Doctorate of Philosophy at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne. The content of the exegesis was to formalize a visual practice centred on the creative space of shadow as a theoretical tool. Sandrasegar proposed that shadow be re-examined and employed as a salient visual device for representing the ideas considered in postcolonial studies and hybridity theory.

Sangeeta Sandrasegar has exhibited professionally in national exhibitions of emerging art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, and the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, in addition to major international exhibitions and biennials in New Zealand, Korea, India and the USA.

Sandrasegar has been the recipient of grants for research and residencies in Australia, Italy, London, Spain, France, India, Malaysia and Japan. The artist has completed commissions for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, The Besen Collection, Melbourne, The Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne and the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

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she wrapped a bandage round her eyes and vowed to share the darkness,2019
pierced and cut paper, hand dyed in Natural Indigo
approximately 24 x 40cm
from the installation of 101 pierced and cut paper works
 

Selected Stock

Sangeeta Sandrasegar
Within the assembly of the lotus there are no differences (Hare), 2016
glazed porcelain
64x 36 x 36cm
21772

Sangeeta Sandrasegar
Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question II, 2017
watercolour, pencil and paper cut-out
42 x 29.7cm
21774

Sangeeta Sandrasegar
Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question III, 2017
watercolour, pencil and paper cut-out
42 x 29.7cm
21775

Sangeeta Sandrasegar
Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question IV, 2017
watercolour, pencil and paper cut-out
42 x 29.7cm
21776

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.