Combining photography and painting, my new work recreates European old-master paintings in a contemporary South Asian setting. This method generates a dialogue about the differences in subject matter and representation between the Western and the Southeast Asian artists. What does their art say about the culture and the religion of their respective societies?

Olympia (a), 2008 | Digital print

Edourad Manet's Olympia represents Manet's perspective of the French culture where Olympia is given flowers as a sign of a deal sealed. However my Olympia is indicative of South Asian culture where, because religion is so influential in the society, Olympia's deal is a marriage contract.

Mona Lisa
, 2008 | Digital print

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