Details:

This painting features a combination of airbrushed and screen-printed imagery. For this composition, the artist combined an image of Rekha, an Indian actress from the '70s and '80s, with Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation as painted by Jacques-Louis David. The artist’s sophisticated work explores her American experience through a multitude of cultural motifs, mixing imagery from across cultures.
Unframed
Signed
This work is available through 12/01/2021

① Artwork:

Coronation

This painting features a combination of airbrushed and screen-printed imagery. For this composition, the artist combined an image of Rekha, an Indian actress from the '70s and '80s, with Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation as painted by Jacques-Louis David. The 32-foot painting of Napoleon was commissioned by the ruler after he had crowned himself. The image of Rekha in an iconic dance from a movie about a dancer's love affair in a brothel. The artist watched the film as a child with her grandmother on Valentine’s Day, and remembers her grandmother holding her and crying. Asghar found it interesting to juxtapose the gesture of coronation and the actress's demonstrations of power, as the two figures share a similar body language. The background is painted from photographs of sky the artist took using her phone. The artist’s sophisticated work explores her American experience through a multitude of cultural motifs, mixing imagery from across cultures.

Specs:

16.5 inches
22.5 inches

③ Artist:

Amna Asghar

Amna Asghar's sophisticated paintings mix imagery from different cultures to create conversations between communities. Her work draws from her experience growing up in the Detroit area, popular culture ephemera from her Pakistani family, as well as currents of contemporary political thought. Asghar’s work looks to the American experience through a multitude of cultural motifs—ranging from Disney movies to the paintings of the Hudson River School.

Amna Asghar:
Coronation, 2021
Acrylic and screenprint on canvas
22.5 × 16.5 inches /