Addressing the Divide between Hunger and Abundance Through Art

Addressing the Divide between Hunger and Abundance Through Art

May 6, 2022 | Author: Revati Sharma Singh

My name is Revati Sharma Singh and I am an interdisciplinary artist, working between London and India for the last 23 years. My quest has always been about the great divide between hunger and abundance around the world, and I’ve worked with many NGOs for the last two decades specifically those involved in projects with the earth. Grains have become central to my work and fractal-like repetitive compositions are the basis of my artistic and spiritual practice.

Install view at Personal Structures by the European Cultural Centre for the 59th Venice Bienal

Using clay, handmade sterling silver, 18 karat gold, cast metal, tapestry, embroidery, pigment, and paints, my intricate assemblages aim to address world injustices such as the uneven distribution of wealth and the global hunger epidemic.

I am taking part in the sixth edition of Personal Structures, a large-scale satellite exhibition of the 59th Venice Biennale, organized by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) and the only Indian Origin artist to have been invited to do so.

Spanning the historical venues of Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, and Marinaressa Gardens from 23 April – 27 November 2022, it will feature a wide selection of artworks from internationally renowned and emerging artists, as well as showcase projects by worldwide academic institutions.

As part of Personal Structures, I will be exhibiting a new installation, Seed of A Nation. Exploring the dichotomy of abundance and scarcity that exists within the fabric of life itself, whilst rejecting the notion of geopolitical borders, it weaves an existence of inclusivity that is inspired by nature, encouraging humanity to embrace and celebrate human differences.

Using seeds and grains to symbolize the diversity of humanity, handmade grains in terracotta, black, yellow and white clay will be placed at the base of a dramatic, cascading six-meter scroll; embedded in the canvas are sterling silver and 18k gold grains.

It is a language that needs no explanation, It is the oldest language in the world.

It reminds us time and again that despite the contradictions, in essence, we are one.

Video link on the inspiration and process of the artwork: https://youtu.be/Av4R1CVrknQ
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Revati Sharma Singh is an interdisciplinary artist, working between London and India for the last 23 years and her quest has always been about the great divide between hunger and abundance around the world. Her passion for creating art and challenging moral themes have seen her become a regular contributor to the LAPADA Fair, Saatchi’s Starata Art Fair, the Affordable Art Fair, London and Singapore, Masterpieces Art Fair, London, Art Monaco and the Venice Bienale where she has been invited to take part twice. She is fast gaining a reputation as an international artist and her frustration at not being able to transform injustices has awakened in Revati a new, more political angle to her work. Today much of the artist’s work carries a very strong social message.