Saturday, 12 December 2015

Barcode

One of the many consequences of globalization is the commodification of life itself, which is a very disturbing trend. I wanted to depict my reaction to this issue and created a composition titled ‘Barcode’.  This composition is set against backdrop of sky to indicate the universal nature of the problem. A woman’s face is chosen deliberately to highlight how woman’s body is used in marketing of goods and products, while the woman’s face is depicted as a mask with a ‘barcode’ on the forehead. Hair encircling the world indicates the serious nature of the issue. This painting was executed using mixed media including poster colors, acrylic paint and Indian ink on paper.   

Barcode - Mixed media on paper - 2004 - 14" x 20"
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