Miniature art itself is the subject of discussion in my work. Making of detailed drawings and miniatures takes a view of history in the present time. Historical symbolism and figures have been a central theme of my surfaces and connections between the images are a means of questioning the current position of traditional art and iconography. I borrow imagery from the pages of famous traditional schools and transform them by juxtaposing, overlapping and rearranging to construct new narratives.
I largely use traditional miniature techniques in small or large scale, developing the work gradually and invoking new contexts to articulate contemporary issues of traditional art in the modern world.
To construct my compositions on the basis of my own storyline, I work with sections of existing or found images created by others. Mostly, I borrow these fractions of images from my surroundings: a decorative element of a local bus/truck or a segment of a miniature painting printed in an art history book.
I do a kind of recycling of images, extensively incorporating found images in my work but keeping my compositions very much my own. This subverts the original contextual meanings of the existing images and suggest new messages to the viewer.