The Unity of Opposites: A body of work that explores human needs
Updated : 2018-07-30 09:08:09
In my new body of work, ‘The Unity of Opposites’, I explore the title concept through New Mixed Media and poetry.
What is ‘The Unity of Opposites’ though? Coincidentia oppositorum, or the coincidence of opposites, speaks of things that we perceive to be opposites but are actually non-dual, i.e. part of the same thing and form a unity. Their existence and identity depend on each other and presuppose each other to form an endless loop.
To me, this concept is both universal and deeply personal. I’ve explored it through my personal experience and life growing up as a Parsi in Bombay, and it is this first person approach that allows the work to explore our human need to order and simplify the complexity of the world around us.
Exploring the narrowness of human perception versus reality using these non-dual opposites, I hope to lead us to a better understanding of ourselves and our perceived worlds.
‘The Unity of Opposites’ runs from July 29 to August 18, 2018, 11:00 am–7:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday at Rukshaan Art Gallery (2nd floor, Dresswalla House, Ali building 72, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 023)
Tanya Mehta is a nationally and internationally exhibiting New Media Artist who explores the gaps between our different constructions of knowledge – philosophy, art, science, the metaphysical – and finds, in those gaps, bridges.