Golden Dirt, 2020

V. Anandkumar

Acrylic, tissue paper and gel medium on canvas

A true home can be a synonym for comfort, safe-haven, protection and family but also a profitable investment, hurting the working class.

The build-up of tissues glazed with gold emphasizes the expansionism of the wealthy’s investments, turning housing into a status statement or a profit while leaving scraps to the poor or working class who are struggling to have a secure home.

The leftover land is represented by the complementary colours of red-purple which is elevated by yellow-green brushstrokes denoting the importance of life and home.