Munisha explores her understanding of everyday life – that she senses is overlaid with shadows and ambiguities. Moving paint and colour on the canvas, she ‘feels’ her way towards something – a reflection on colour, the energy of experiences and her relationship to people. Mood and atmosphere are evoked through certain applications of paint, often awakening a sense of memory and loss, lack and abundance, despair and hope, fragmentation and continuity, helplessness and control. Above all, there is an overriding sense of melancholy – yet optimism pervades her work.
Text and image © Munisha Gupta