Brothers, Fathers and Uncles

Seasons come and go, flowers fall to the ground almost enshrining those whose stance do not seem to waver.

‘Brothers, Fathers and Uncles’ is a series by Devi Seetharam that attempts to tackle the patriarchal vestiges in her world that have resisted the sweep of time. Her recurring visuals and messaging are simple. Although the works are anchored in a vibrant, humid, evergreen landscape, Devi has instead portrayed a public space, that is tired, weathered and worn. Her figures draped in the  traditional white mundu assume entitlement over each of these spaces. The temporal nature of flora measures the passing of time, The works raise unanswered questions of a gender omitted from each frame.

The artist illustrates a world where the postures and the remnants at the feet speak louder than the unseen and unheard conversations beyond the frames.

Select Works:

Installation at 5th Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Aspinwall House, Kerala

Photo Courtesy: Kochi Biennale Foundation

 

Mulla Poov (Jasmine) VI8 || Acrylic on Canvas || 60 x 30 inches || 2023

 

Naga Pushpam (Cannonball Tree Flower) II || Acrylic on Canvas || 60 x 60 inches || 2023

 

Naga Pushpam (Cannonball Tree Flower) || Acrylic on Canvas || 72 x 72 inches || 2023

 

Gulmohar (Flame Tree) 1 & 2 || Acrylic on Canvas || 60 x 30 & 60 x 90 inches || 2023

 

Gulmohar I || Acrylic on Canvas || 60 x 30 inches || 2023

 

Kanikonna (Indian Laburnum) VII || Acrylic on Canvas || 72 x 108 inches || 2022

 

Mulla Poov (Jasmine) VII || Acrylic on Canvas || 72 x 144 inches || 2022

 

Vazhakoombu (Banana Flower) || Acrylic on Canvas || 72 x 72 inches || 2022

 

Kanikonna (Indian Laburnum) VI || Acrylic on Canvas || 48 x 72 inches || 2022

 

Karikku (Tender Coconut) || Acrylic on Canvas || 36 x 66 inches || 2021

 

Kanikonna (Indian Laburnum) || Acrylic on Canvas || 120 x 120 cms || 2021

 

Karikku (Tender Coconut) – Set || Acrylic on Canvas || 120 x 335 cms || 2021

 

Manjadikuru (Lucky Red Seeds of the Coralwood) || Acrylic on Canvas || 120 x 180 cms || 2020

 

Mulla Poov (Jasmine) || Acrylic on Canvas || 120 x 180 cms || 2020

 

Mulla Poov (Jasmine) || Acrylic on Canvas || 120 x 180 cms || 2020

 

Thaamara (Lotus) || Acrylic on Canvas || 180 x 120 cms || 2020

 

Lucky Red Seeds of the Coralwood || Acrylic on Canvas || 60 x 120 cms || 2019

 

Jasmine (Pitchi) || Acrylic on Canvas || 90 x 90 cms || 2019

 

Pookkaran (Temple Flower Vendors) || Acrylic on Canvas || 24 x 20 inches || 2019

 

Untitled || Acrylic on Canvas || 75 x 50 cms || 2019