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Sahana is an Artist currently studying in the Painting Department at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. She has spent the majority of her early life in Singapore and has had exposure to various different cultures around the globe.
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My sense of cultural disembodiment and historical displacement fuels the perspective of these paintings. I work to resurrect the ancient myths, sacred paintings and miniatures of India and East Asia, and crash them, intact, into their own future and the modern western world. And much like Dr Hoffman of Angela C… Read More
My sense of cultural disembodiment and historical displacement fuels the perspective of these paintings. I work to resurrect the ancient myths, sacred paintings and miniatures of India and East Asia, and crash them, intact, into their own future and the modern western world. And much like Dr Hoffman of Angela Carter’s “The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr Hoffman”, through the deconstruction of social order and time, I seek to expose the indefatigable hedonism, overabundance, greed, cynicism, fetishism, love, insanity, and creativity that human minds have to offer.

I derive inspiration from controversial war stories, fairy tales, and instances that seem to lie on the edge of morality and what is acceptable. Although aspects of work are derived from reality, my paintings manifest themselves as fantastical and dreamlike, leaving the viewer to chose how to - or whether to - react to its content. I strive to act solely as a witness, throwing away self delusion in the face of “ugliness” in order to revel in the beauty of the truth. Read Less
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