Maps of Wounds

Maps of Wounds

Anjum Singh explores the dynamics of a disintegrating body, finds Shweta Upadhyay.

Flower but not

Anjum Singh. Flower but not (Detail). Watercolour, graphite and dry pastels on paper. Each of nine parts: 32.75” x 25.5”. 2015-2016. Images courtesy of the artist and Talwar Gallery, New York | New Delhi.

Illness is like waking up in a wrong body and finding a stranger in the mirror. The self is apprehended like a fugitive within its frame. The border between the body and the malady slowly disintegrates, even while the afflictions remain disowned as an unrecognisable alien that makes its presence felt as pain.