Schandra Singh

The Lazy River

|
The Lazy River
Schandra Singh
The Lazy River
2006
Oil on linen
229 cm x 274 cm

Beautifully stylised and helplessly satirical, Singh’s oil works appear to be preoccupied by the absurdity of social notions of rest at a time of incredible unrest. Singh’s large scale paintings on linen depict figures of leisure wrestling with the oddities of the artificial water pool and inflatable rubber rings. Mocking them for their idleness, Singh depicts a landscape as far removed from reality as appears possible and in so doing draws attention to possibilities of social escape during a time of heightened violence. The Lazy River is an amusing work of tired and exhausted figures haplessly floating as they rest upon inflated clouds of white cushions.


     
 


close window

© All rights reserved - Saatchi Gallery