HARSHA, N.S., We come, we eat and we sleep
NS Harsha’s work includes drawing, painting, murals, rangoli (traditional powdered floor designs) on paper (traditional powdered floor designs) and community-based projects. Harsha has stated that ‘the rituals and symbols of Indian tradition are very much woven with my life and art’. We come, we eat and we sleep explores the rituals that are relevant to contemporary life. As Harsha explains:
I wanted to make a work which defines the basic idea of getting into a space, and live in that abstract space for some time, and leave that space after one consumes that space.
In each painting, the masses of tiny figures are engaged in simple and universal activities, yet Harsha has portrayed each person intimately, conveying a sense that every individual is united by the eternal rhythms and cycles of life.