"Smoke Screen - Deep Purple" by Lakshmi Mohanbabu, acrylic on canvas, 2018, 91.0cm x 61.0cm x 3.5cm
On the 18th October, Singapore artist Lakshmi Mohanbabu will shine in a solo exhibition titled ALTERED STATES. The exhibition will feature her new body of work, SMOKE SCREEN.
Artwork from Lakshmi’s earlier series will also be on display including pieces from her jewellery, fashion accessories and home decor lines.
The exhibition will be held for one night only at:
60 Kim Yam Road
Time: 7:00pm– 9:00pm
Programme: Artist Talk and Tour at 7:30pm
The Singapore show will transform into an online global exhibition hosted by yours truly.
For our international friends, and for those of you who can’t make the exhibition but would like an e-catalogue, please email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
About Smoke Screen
“There exists a contradiction between who we are and what we reveal, ‘expressed emotions’ and ‘suppressed emotions’. Our innermost feelings are kept in check and masked. We either reflect responses that are expected from the world or we cultivate emotions to elicit the right responses from people around us.
“People who act on their primary impulses or who express every emotion they feel would be viewed as unintelligent with under-developed mental processes justifying the need for our individual smoke screens.
“Emotions are subject to motivation and temperament and often have a positive and a negative aspect such as joy and sorrow; love and hate etc. Emotions may also have roots in cultural conditioning or fulfil the desire to be perceived a certain way in society establishing ones status and an endless array of permutations and combinations leading to a gamut of complex and constrained emotions intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation.
“This series depicts the inner hidden spectrum of colourful emotions screaming and desperate to be revealed, yet hidden by that smoke screen,” said Lakshmi.
About Lakshmi Mohanbabu
The visual artist of many mediums, Lakshmi Mohanbabu, has many faces. She is Singaporean but she grew up in Afghanistan. Her heritage is partly Indian but she has lived in Europe and Asia. She’s based on the Little Red Dot but her work transcends boundaries. She is an artist but she’s also an architect, fashion designer, teacher, jewellery designer and sculptor. She loves to work in pen and ink but she’s equally comfortable with acrylics, water colours and 3D design. Her work takes on complicated social issues and emotions but is very easy to understand, not to mention exciting to view.
Ultimately, Lakshmi is a dichotomy, a series of contradictions, and a whole lot of talent wrapped into one.
Special thanks to our exhibition sponsors:
Until the next one... shout, shout, let it all out!
Blair & El