Riya Chandiramani’s work explores the relationship between nourishment, female representation, and power. In her current series, Riya reimagines popular mass-produced breakfast foods to explore ideas around worship and consumption in our patriarchal, capitalist society. Riya examines the messages we are fed and encouraged to buy into; and challenges the sexualization and censorship of female bodies, reminding us of their inimitable power to create and cultivate life. Referencing iconography from Indo-Persian and Tantric miniature paintings and Chinese Mao-era propaganda posters, Riya confronts these complex issues with humour, honesty, and a hint of nostalgia.
Riya Chandiramani on Artsy.