Minaal Lawn – 'Tile Diptych' in Yellow, 2023
Tiled motifs which acknowledge the act of aniconic meditation. Influenced by the abstract tantric artworks of the 17th century, found in Rajasthan, which in themselves are a convergence of East and West, the spiritual and the aesthetic, the ancient and the modern. Sold in pairs of two.
Minaal Lawn is a contemporary artist working in ceramics based in Glenlyon/Dja Dja Wurrung, Central Victoria. She makes intimate, domestic scale ceramic works that celebrate the reconciliation of her Indian heritage with her Australian upbringing. Her work explores cultural identity, through abstracted forms, and a language of colour. She references object symbolism, revisits childhood stories and her experience of living between two different cultures to ultimately celebrate their reconciliation. Minaal has held solo exhibitions throughout Australia and had her work included in Future Inheritance for the NGV Melbourne Design Week, 2021. She has been a finalist for numerous awards and collaborated with designers to create in-store installations and product specific works.
Material: ceramic, glaze
Dimensions: approx. 19 x 9 x 1cm (total area when 2 x tiles, vertically installed)