An Opulent Veneer

An Opulent Veneer

lace fabric

Little Lakes

Little Lakes

Pencil on paper

Raksha Patel

UK

A visual artist, gallery educator and lecturer that explores themes of migration, race and identity.

 

My recent work explores the early experiences of Asians arriving from East Africa to Leicester in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The work is inspired by both factual imagery, i.e old photographs as well as personal memories, which are bought together and juxtaposed with the physical industrial landscape of Leicester today. I have been photographing derelict factories that are now overgrown with plants that I place next to sumptuous silks from the Indian Sub- Continent in my paintings

 

I am in this art project for dialogue, connections and the work to be exhibited and seen on a wider platform.

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