The present series of paper collages, Delhi Love Song, is Ameeta’s homage to the tradition of Indian miniature painting. Created during an extended stay in New Delhi over the summer of 2015, Delhi Love Song combines colours and layers images from mass media and original photographs to form a fluid narrative on paper.
The subjects for
this series range from the plight of indigenous tribes living in the ‘red
corridor’ to explorations and clashes of poverty and wealth. The subjects covered synthesize a critique about society, the economy, politics,
technology, gender and culture in the ongoing struggle for ownership of the
future. Through her images Ameeta’s work communicates with the viewer
encouraging the questioning of contemporary circumstances. The figure of a mystic, copied from the original Deccan miniature painting, weaves in and out of the work. She is symbolic of the story-teller.
Delhi Love Song is presented in three formats.
The original collages on paper - 7” x 10”
Photographic prints on paper - 16” x 23”
Archival Giclée prints on canvas - 18” x 24”