Pyrography, Oil color on Shaped Burnt Wood
The movie ‘Mera naam joker’ is a representation of human emotion, journey and society. It is a cult classic milestone Bollywood movie, that is still recognized for its plot which is focused on a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrow. The artwork “mera naam joker, positively not the end” is inspired from this movie, This work is like an inquiry into who the Artist is! It has a 3-parts diptych reflecting the three eras (emotion) of human life as in this movie. The first part is an emotion; the spirit of love which is a divine, pure and untouched phenomenon of human being. Technique “pyrography” -composition/drawing done on wood. The second part is about passion of work, desire, materialistic hunger and the “body”. It is presented in oil color. The third and final part is the essence, the ultimate goal of human life. Spirituality, soul, acceptance of death - free from all desires. This work urges one to be fearless from everything. Even from death!