Time confounds and illuminates. While most people think of time as a constant, physicist Albert Einstein showed that time is an illusion; it is relative — it can vary for different observers depending on your speed through space. To Einstein, time is the “fourth dimension. This series represents traveling – backwards and forwards through time.
From the wish list of making it shift gears to the yearning of slowing it down…
There has been a time in our lives where we have wished to alter its speed to suit our singular requirement or the need of the hour.
What is time? Why is it so crucial? Is it the unit of time that we try to control the memories associated with it? What is happy time vis-à-vis sad time, good time vs. bad time? Albeit the unit of time remains unaffected, it is the association of memories that brans it as good or bad.
With this understanding and more importantly the comprehension of our inability to affect time, we are exposed to another revolutionary thought—of travelling through time. Interesting it seems. Yes, it does. Think of a world where there are doors, leading us into the future or the past, at our will, freely. Well, while physics has made some headway into it, it is far from being even on a beta stage.
Till the time, it becomes a reality, may we present a possible option of time travelling—with Nanda Khiara’s timeless series aptly titled “Time. Travel”
With six paintings; Quad Cities I, Quad Cities II, Revolving Id, Disambiguation I – The Balanced Life, Disambiguation II – The Sunny Life, Disambiguation III – The Flamboyant Life…. This series luminously confines yet lets the concept of time and the moments associated with it flow liberally. Using black color as the unifying thread, Nanda uses large canvases to capture the essence of eternal emotions through a set of varied eyes—sane, flamboyant, sunny, travelers and her own. The visual symmetry coupled with master jagged edge stroke, very aptly captures the true essence of time.
Ready for time travel?