Manjari Chakravarti

" Interpreted from this point of view, Chakravarti’s paintings are discreet inquiries into the nature of art, into the intricate complicities between image and word, sensation and representation, by means of which meaning is generated. In the same spirit, the continuous relay of pattern and its breakdown plays a major role in Chakravarti’s art. She is attracted to the geometrically precise yet hypnotic, not easily decipherable logic of the kelim; she unfolds prototypes from the enigmatic announcements of lost scripts. In each case, stability is barely achieved when it gives way: the key condition that she explores is the precariousness of all reading and all understanding. "

Ranjit Hoskote