Leftover Love and Other Stories
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.
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.