Kom Achall explores the ambiguous, non-interpreted triangle between being born British Asian, female and self. The undertones that direct her practice are cultural identity, cultural hybridisation, Diaspora, hierarchy systems, religion, domesticity and female Asian identity.
The practice documents and archives the fusions, conflicts and denials, seeking to capture multifaceted complexities that interweave, juxtapose and collide to make-up this hybrid mix.
The artist uses sculpture, collage, installation art and symbolic objects and her photography work is integrated and digitally manipulated to create an undefined and misunderstood space, yet portrays pictorial authenticity. For Achall, this action of arranging images in layers represents a narrative and perplexity that is hidden within each individual’s identity and psyche.
Her works frequently demonstrate contradictions between harmony and conflict in contemporary Britain, highlighting tensions between ethnicity, religion and political opinion.
All images BY Komlaish Achall ©Komlaish Achall 2015
Underlying Perspectives, Asylum Art Gallery,
15 - 22 August, 11am - 3pm.
Private View: 14 August, 6pm - 9pm.
Duration: 7 minutes 53 seconds ©Komlaish Achall 2015