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Exhibition Report

United Kingdom

Krishna: The Divine Lover

Antonia Carver

TEHRI GARHWAL, Krishna and the Cowgirl's Clothes, c. 1820, gouache on paper, 25 x 19 cm

Clinging, gripping, dragging, dancing, fighting, playing or loving, Permindar Kaur's 'wallpaper' of cut-out figures simultaneously represent a myriad of relationships. Their uniformity, fleecy cotton material and contrasting jelly-baby colours make them appear childlike but, pinned together in couples, their various ambiguous movements suggest the double-edged sword of adult relationships. As such, these characters could be a 1990s representation of the lives of the Hindu god Krishna.

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