Manika Nagare


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“Clue”: Paintings to Know Someone Else

 I have a desperate curiosity to understand the lives of strangers.  Ever since I was a child, I have imagined and used conjecture to construct lives for random people I have come in contact with.  Currently, I am portraying this interest on my artwork.

Human figures represented in magazines are visually catching to our eyes; however, they actually are distant beings who we would never come in contact with.  Nevertheless, these people also have personal lives.  In my artwork, I sketch the figures portrayed in the media which is the very symbol of strangers.  My habitual fantasy begins there.  In my artwork, human figures are painted into abstract forms on canvas by not being able to capture their original existence. It is not an easy task to understand other people.  

I surmise the stranger’s life through paintings.