Details:

This painting honors and observes specific forms and patterns from the artist’s past that both haunt and nurture her present awareness. The artist employs a nuanced approach to representation, subjectivity and personhood as a way of articulating a South Asian American diasporic experience.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Mangiferin Sweet Tarts

Part of a series, this painting honors and observes specific forms and patterns from the artist’s past that both haunt and nurture her present awareness. The artist draws these forms from multiple sources—personal memories and photographs as well as historic images and artworks that signify South Asia—as they live within the collective public, yet are in need of relearning. Collapsing these forms with the nostalgia that surrounds them, the artist creates a fluid composition that takes viewers on a journey of fantastical possibilities.

Hasan employs a nuanced approach to representation, subjectivity and personhood as a way of articulating a South Asian American diasporic experience. Working in painting and handmade materials, the artist constructs her works through metaphorical engagement with both material and process—developing a complex language of mark making that asks the viewer to participate in the work itself. Hasan’s work both states and questions the artist's own historical perspective, while allowing the viewer to participate in order to reimagine their own.

Specs:

18 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Meena Hasan

Meena Hasan’s work articulates a South Asian American diasporic experience through its nuanced approach to issues of representation, subjectivity and personhood. Working in painting and handmade materials, the artist constructs her works through a metaphorical engagement with material and process—developing a complex language of mark-making that asks the viewer to participate in the work itself. Hasan’s work both states and questions her own historical perspective while leaving space for the viewers to reimagine their own.

Meena Hasan:
Mangiferin Sweet Tarts, 2022
Acrylic and Flashe on handmade Jute
24.0 × 18.0 inches /