East Indian Colonial 3

Winning Bid: $150.00 TTD

 I am a young artist currently working in the mediums of sculpture, photography, and printmaking. At the moment I create work generally based on humanity and the human experience, touching on topics such as religion, the body, spirituality as well as social and psychological issues. Most of my work is centred around my identity as a Trinidadian and how as I get older that identity keeps changing or seeking new avenues to align itself based on me becoming more knowledgeable of how our society and the world in general works.

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These prints are part of a series entitled colonial photography. I have used old photographs taken in the early 20th century of East Indian women dressed in expensive representations of the clothing style of that community of Trinidadian society at the time. East Indians came to Trinidad as indentured labourers after the emancipation of West African slaves in 1834 and the subsequent abandoning of the plantations. This racial group has and still continues to play an important role in Trinidadian society through culture, religion, politics, to name a few areas. This series was conceptualised for a joint exhibition featuring myself and a fine art photographer, Christine Norton, where looked back at colonial times in Trinidad nostalgically and strove to re-contextualise the history through a modern as well as self-interpretive lens. Exhibited in “False Narratives”, 2020 at The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago.


Series of prints of  East Indian women dressed in traditional wear during Colonial Times

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s*****n March 30, 2021 7:02 pm $150.00 TTD
Auction started March 30, 2021 10:23 am

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