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Karishma D’Souza, Invocation

45 min visit

Xippas Art Gallery
1 Jun → 11 Jul 2020
Tue to Fri from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm. Sat from 10 am to 7 pm. Closed Sun.

« A rare artist in France, with an assumed political work!  »

How about a pictorial dive in India? Let's go, then we take you to the colourful and falsely playful work Karishma D'Souza which deals with the social injustice present in this country. True calls to action, the paintings open doors to other times and worlds. His works, constructed as narratives, represent memories transformed into symbols and signs. Behind them are stories, which must be unfolded with care, form by form, meaning after meaning. Originally from Goa, D'Souza recounts in his paintings the political situation in India: the social injustice of those who are driven from their homes so that a factory can be set up, the violent eradication of forests to satisfy capitalism's greed for industrialisation, the lies of official propaganda, persecution and murder. Other stories are intermingled with each other, carrying an intimate hope: the portrait of a friend, the memory of a conversation, the embodiment of a poetic image. At the Xippas Gallery, Invocation brings together his most recent oil and watercolour paintings. A true art of memory, his work shapes memories and prepares the ground for telling History with a capital H. Through her, Karishma D'Souza manifests for an art that commits to action, for a political art.


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