My process often starts with a simple musing with material
a breadcrumb trail
a search for the “click” between what I’m feeling, remembering
and what I am seeing in front of me.
I am trying to uncover, materialize the connection between internal and external reality.
I believe our inner worlds, our emotional experiences are much more complex than what we can currently put to language.
I also believe our individual experiences hold a common thread that runs between us all
This shared space between me, art, and audience is what I am ultimately curious about.
I’m trying to suspend, condense, dissect fleeting experiences...pausing them to be conversed with.
My process is intuitive and experimental. I avoid preconceived concepts with the intention of channeling something deeper that exists beyond language and logic.
I am not interested in telling you what to think or feel.
My hope is for the artwork to stir something within the viewer through these open-ended abstractions.
My hope is for the viewer to go within and explore that stirred space within themselves.
In the face of fast culture and highbrow art, I think many of us have lost connection to our innermost selves, and thus to each other. I consider my process a stance against that current, and my art as an invitation for the viewer to do the same.
Works in Philadelphia, PA.
Suji Kanneganti is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on abstracting the invisible into the physical. Much of the work also has a subtle interactive quality, be it with the viewer and/or the environment, including light or motion activated materials, sensitive installations, and the like.
A background in science and psychology influences her process to be led by curiosity...often being experimental, intuitive, and organic.