Untitled, Moon Mirrors Mountains series, 2013
Tea and charcoal on cloth, 18 x 39 inches
Minam Apang lives and works in Goa, India. Apang works primarily in the medium of drawing. She is inspired by the landscape and ritual practices of the region of her birth, Arunachel Pradesh, India. Moon Mirrors Mountains sees the artist using charcoal as her medium, creating extraordinarily sensitive drawings on paper and cloth, which vary in scale from the intimate to the monumental, and were executed over the span of two years. The topographical forms discernible in many of the landscapes have led to the series being titled Moon Mirrors Mountains. At times, the objects of her inquiry are rendered with a measure of realism, whilst at others they are presented abstracted and in their most elemental form: the moon as the circle, the mountain as the triangle. Apang has had multiple solo exhibitions at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai. She has also showcased her work in several other group exhibitions at venues including Hara Museum, Tokyo; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the New Museum, New York.
Text and image source: Chatterjee and Laal