Who • The Artists

Kanchan Chander

KanchanChander’s works make a forceful statement that in contemporary visual culture the difference between high and low art is utterly insignificant. An infectiously insouciant, deeply anti-authoritarian spirit guides her creative enterprise. Her works are witty, lively, imaginative and aesthetically appealing.

The cacophony of the imagery never subsumes, the iconography produces a quiet chuckle without rendering the symbolism laughable. She admirably captures the subtle irony of historicity, myth and the recognizable icon and shows technical mastery over her medium and it is this attention to detail and craftsmanship coupled with her irreverent treatment of familiar subjects that distances her from banality and provides evidence of her artistic wit.