Leftover Love and Other Stories at Lakeeren Gallery

Press Release

Leftover Love and Other Stories

Elena Pereira

Opens, 13th  August, Thursday- 2015

In Leftover Love and Other Stories, Elena Pereira a Bangalore based artist attends to the struggle of life’s demands contemplated within one’s private living space. For her the home is where we refresh ourselves on a daily basis, ready to go out in the world. How can we remove ourselves from the staleness of our past intimacies and vulnerabilities to start anew is what she is trying to understand. Calling attention to ​the impermanence of life itself, she uses nature as a muse, destroying flowers – capturing their imprint as an essence before they disappear forever. Harvesting a desire for capturing and preserving life, the artist imprints these precious moments on wallpapers, fabrics, onto our beds, table, lamp, carpet and kitchen.

bigappetite carpet It will last forever I promise Doormat Wallflower Extacy Forbidden Fruit on a cloud1 PillowTalk shaving kit mirror mirror Ten rose bushes.

Hidden narratives of objects and imaginations

The force of destruction is life

In the striving for perfection

A wild burst

objects ; reflect the destructive life force between the now and then.

Flowers forever in bloom

It will ( I promise ) last forever .

Desire to shelter

To come home

domestication of products

tracings, the living space

new fortunate memory

captured and extracted

like a beautiful stain

remnands in smell

remnands of touch

Remnants of feelings

Remnants of those daily things

– Elena Pereira

Elena has a Bachelor in Fashion Design from the school of Arts in Utrecht in 2008. Following this, her work began to leave the frame of the body toward a narrative space. After receiving a second degree, a Masters in Contextual Design from the Design Academy in Eindhoven in 2012, she moved back to Bangalore where her Studio in object making is currently established. She currently teaches product /textile design in Srishti in Bangalore.

Leftover Love and Other Stories at Lakeeren Gallery

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