Exploration 24 Exploration 24 16th July 2024 - 3rd August 2024

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Sid Pattni, A fly in the milk I 2024, oil, synthetic polymer on canvas, 101cm x 76cm
Sid Pattni, A fly in the milk I is being exhibited in Exploration 24
Artwork will be shipped at conclusion of exhibition.
Artist statement: The piece is informed by an artwork depicting the poignant story of Layla and Majnun from an illustrated manuscript of Nizami Ganjavi's Khamsa. Although traditionally viewed as a love story, I selected a scene which acutely speaks of the tensions represented within Majnun. In this scene, he finds himself isolated in the wilderness, in a state of despair and flux, unable to reconcile his inner dissonance. This is symbolic of my current sense of isolation and flux in being in-between my Indian, Kenyan and Australian identities.
Artwork In Situ

Artwork to scale in-situ on 3.7m wall