MUNNI SRIVASTAVA

 
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Welcome from Munni Srivastava

I produce richly textured, vibrant wall hangings by combining fabric manipulation with embroidery and quilting. I aim to create abstract pieces, often inspired by spiritual or religious themes and nature. My home city of Varanasi, in northern India, is a famous place of pilgrimage for Hindus, but it is also known for its exquisite silk brocades. The beauty of this ancient place and its rich iconography still inform much of my work today. From my earliest childhood I was exposed to the magic of textiles and for me it seemed a natural development to choose that medium as a means of artistic expression.

The culture and the arts of northern India are a fusion of two great religious and artistic traditions: Hinduism and Islam. The latter gave me a fascination with geometric patterns. Many of my pieces reflect a search into the meditative and contemplative qualities of geometric shapes. The major landmark of the city of Varanasi, and a potent symbol of Hinduism, is the all-pervading presence of the river Ganges, gentle as the dawn, or raging in flood. The flow of the river, akin to the journey we all make through life, is another recurring feature of my work.

On this site you will find details of my exhibitions and publications, some information about me, and some examples of my work.  I hope you enjoy what you see.  Do please contact me if you want to purchase a walhanging or to discuss an idea for a commission - or even just to say hello.  Please email arttextiles@munnisrivastava.com .

All pictures © Munni Srivastava


Contact details:  arttextiles@munnisrivastava.com