On Identity


My work in ceramics is inspired mostly by my social observations and experiences. 

The interactions in our personal and social experiences create distinct domains of our family, friends, school, work, travel, religion, relationships, acquaintances, etc. Within these domains, we present multiple versions of our ‘self’  because we choose what we hide or reveal depending on the social context and with whom we interact.  

The 'us' that we put forth is always an edited version of our real self. In some ways my art acknowledges the multiplicity in us and the paradox of our inevitable duplicity.

In both my sculptural and functional works, I am drawn to juxtaposing concepts that are contradicting and contrasting in a form of visual or aesthetic displacement. 

My hands manifest what my mind ponders and I hope my art instigates my audience to thoughtful inquiry.

- Geetha Alagirisamy


>> Why identity?

15 Feb - 4 Mar 2014 : Venice, Italy

30 Nov - 8 Dec 2013 : Florence, Italy