• Issue
  • Nov 01, 2022

Up Close: Riya Chandiramani

RIYA CHANDIRAMANIThank You Ji, 2022, acrylic and calligraphy ink on canvas, 91.5 × 160 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Hindu deities Vishnu and Lakshmi are painted lounging on the back of the multiheaded serpentine demigod Shesha. Behind them, a propagandistic logo of the ubiquitous, Indian-produced milk-and-wheat biscuit Parle-G overcasts the psychedelic scene.