Prerna Chandiramani

Communication forms an important element in Chandiramani’s work whether it is through language, the written word, visually or the movement of dance. Particularly interested in capturing a moment in time, the artist uses printmaking to treasure the moment, the essence of an emotion, a person or place, something so transient it can’t be captured and held in time. Using multiple layers to play with opacity, tone and relief elements, Chandiramani draws inspiration from, and produces work in response to personal experiences of moving from one country to another.

“In combining my Indian cultural roots with the experience of being a British resident I create work that engages with and invites the audience to connect and reflect together on many shared aspects of all our pasts, presents and futures.”
 This series of prints explores the essence of hand-written letters in the age of digital communication by emphasising the carefully folded, pure and sensitive qualities of the paper. Finding inspiration in old family letters, Chandiramani creates prints using both traditional and modern processes of lithography, relief, photography and laser engraving, to capture the emotions and memories held within.