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Manju Shandler
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a visual storyteller who communicates with the viewer through narrative imagery, imbued with elastic meaning. I am creating a new visual mythology that explores the process of mankind corrupting the natural world in pursuit of progress. My narrative mixed media paintings and tapestries are a meditation on current events presented as a psychological landscape that builds upon established story lines in pursuit of ordering madness in dense and complicated times. My artwork reflects on the past, while it probes the future. The blueprint of how I create work can be broken down like this: I isolate a contemporary phenomenon, find a myth or story with relevance, and illustrate their intersection, using an arsenal of imagery and techniques assembled through research and intuition. Much of my work is on polyester film, a thin translucent plastic. This material allows the staging environment to be visible through the work, breaking the metaphor of painting as a window into another dimension. I mark this surface with India ink, grease pencil, printing, acrylic and spray paint. I sew this work together creating large multi-layered plastic tapestries.
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  • Cock n Guf in installation on Governor's Island
    2016
    mixed media
    48 x 60 x 32 inches

  • Cock n Guf in installation on Governor's Island
    2016
    mixed media

  • Eyeball Flyer 1
    2015
    mixed media
    32 x 32 x 14 inches

  • Cock a Doodle
    2015
    Mixed media
    34 x 36 x 24

  • Bulbi
    2015
    mixed media
    38 x 38 x 24 inches

  • Monkey See
    2016
    mixed media
    18 x 24 inches

  • Divination
    2016
    Mixed media
    36 x 30 inches

  • He Said, She Said
    2016
    Mixed media
    30 x 30 inches

  • Hold Tight
    2016
    Mixed media
    18 x 12 inches

  • Behemoths Installation at ISE Cultural Foundation
    2014
    mixed media
    varies
    My installation of Behemoths was shown at the ISE Cultural Foundation for their summer show in 2014.

  • Democratic Bucephalus: Countries of the Arab Spring: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, A
    2014
    Acrylic paint, India ink, cotton thread and yarn on printed and sewn polyester film mounted on paper
    42 by 42 inches


  • 2014
    42 by 42 inches
    In one version of the Medusa myth, Medusa was beautiful maiden who Poseidon raped in Athena's temple. The enraged Athena transformed Medusa's hair into serpents and made her face so terrible


  • 2014
    Acrylic paint, India ink, cotton thread and yarn on printed and sewn polyester film mounted on paper

  • Nationalistic Self Portrait: United States, Canada, Israel, Finland, South Africa, Lithuania, and Au
    2014
    Acrylic paint and printed polyester film sewn to paper
    18 by 18 inches

  • Mini Land-Scylla: The Most Populous Nations: China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil & Pa
    2013
    Acrylic paint on printed polyester film, cotton thread and trim on paper, steel mesh and wire
    16 by 20 by 12 inches

  • Oil Well: The 10 Top Oil Producers: Russia, Saudi Arabia, United States, Iran, China, Canada, Iraq,
    2014
    Acrylic paint on printed polyester film, cotton thread and steel wire
    30 by 21 by 3 inches
    This piece barrows from my previous series LEVIATHANS which equates whaling with current fossil fuel consumption. They are both naturally occurring, finite super fuels.

  • Untitled

  • Diaspeiro: Greece, France, Switzerland, Germany, United States, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Puerto Ri
    2013
    Acrylic paint, glass beads, feathers, lace, and fabric trim on printed and sewn polyester film mounted on paper with a foam core base
    Installation is flexible, here shown covering an area of approximately 10 feet by 4 feet
    In these pieces I have used Greek statues, a symbol of democracy, wearing painted flag masks to render the nationalistic symbols meaningless, reminiscent of painted clowns or enthusiastic sports fans.

  • Scylla: The Most Populous Nations: China, Indonesia, Brasil, Pakistan, India, and The United Sates
    2013
    Acrylic paint and glass beads on printed and sewn polyester film mounted on paper with a foam core base
    40 inches by 26 inches
    Riffing on the concept of Homer's sea monster from The Odyssey I am turning the beast into the 6 most populous nationals, rationally pointing a finger at the biggest contributors to the massive

  • Leviathans 4
    2012
    India Ink, graphite, grease pencil, acrylic paint on printed and sewn polyester film
    36 inches by 60 inches
 








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