Sukeshi Sondhi was born in India, educated globally, and has made Singapore her home. An erstwhile banker, actor and television news anchor, Sukeshi delved into fine arts in 2009, and hasn’t looked back since. Her artistic practice is multi-dimensional involving exploration of painting, collage, sculpture, installation, and performance art.
During her Master’s at Lasalle, Sukeshi’s research and practice has been informed by gender, identity through location of the self, and performativity of the domestic object in the everyday. Her works allude to the dualities of vulnerability/strength, presence/absence, and personal/political.
Sukeshi’s latest installations and sculptures convey the invisible presence of the marginalized female.Violence and tension is implicit in the poetics and visual language of the objects and gestures. By creating a sensorial experience, her work elicits reflection and response from the viewer in the hope of negotiating attitudinal and perceptual change.
Art, for me, is an insight into the state of mind at a point in time. It is an amalgamation of memories and experiences; a release of emotion and obsessions; a reflection upon the past, and a response to the present. My work is about the personal, the ordinary, the forgotten, and the barely acknowledged. By working with objects and materials which hold a significance for me, I attempt to create a dialogue not only between the works, but also between the viewer and the works.
Sukeshi has exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair, Singapore (2012-15), ArtWalk@Wessex, and various group shows. Her solo exhibition, “LKY: An Icon and a Legend” (2013) was her tribute to Singapore on becoming a citizen. She also continues to donate works for worthy charitable causes.
Sukeshi’s paintings are held in corporate and private collections in Singapore, Mumbai, New York, Paris, and New Delhi.
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