The brimming awe of golden hour sun.
Trying to find a word on the tip of your tongue.
One cool raindrop falling just below your eye.
A mouse scurrying past your feet.
Emotions with no name for they exist in an in-between.
Jabbing nostalgia in a place you have never seen.
I capture these familiar, fleeting human experiences, dissect them, and suspend them.
Using media to explore how the unseen—from emotions and mindscapes to environmental energies—might manifest in a physical abstraction, I am curious to uncover the connection between our internal and external realities.
I work intuitively and experimentally, avoiding conceptual framework, with the intention of channeling something deeper that exists beyond language and logic. My hope is for the artwork to stir something within the viewer through open-ended, unadulterated honesty. My hope is for the viewer to explore that stirred space within themselves, and to then come back and connect it to their life.
In the face of fast culture and highbrow art, I think many of us have lost a connection to our innermost selves, and thus to each other. I consider my work a stance against that current, and an open invitation for the viewer to do the same.
Suji Kanneganti is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on abstracting the internal, the mundane, and 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 quite experimental, intuitive, and organic.