My process often starts with a simple musing with material, play, a search for the “click” between what I’m feeling or remembering, and what I am seeing in front of me.
I am curious to uncover the connection between our internal and external realities.
I believe our internal worlds and emotional experiences are much more complex than what we can currently put to language. I also believe the unique experiences amongst us all hold a common thread within the place I wish to explore between the viewer and the art.
I like to think I’m suspending or dissecting fleeting experiences, freezing them in time for us to wonder about for a little longer. I work intuitively and experimentally, avoiding preconceived concepts, 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 these open-ended abstractions. My hope is for the viewer to explore that stirred space within themselves, and to then come back and connect it to 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 led by curiosity...often being experimental, intuitive, and organic.