Sita/Medea -2, 163 X 103 cm, 2004
The works of Nalini Malini depict women hero’s like Medias and Sita who transformed into mutants when they reached their catharsis of their emotional instability. What probed one to murder her children and while, other to abandon them. These are intense moments.
Medea III, 2006,72 × 48 inches
The works of Nalini Malini are inspired from the realisation of the fact that at this pint she might be sipping coffee, but there are worlds which she cannot see and stories which are unheard.History inspires her and her works deal with women from pregnancy to being a mother. The issues related to being sexually violated. The thoughts related to growing up, myths, mutants and where women are targeted.
There is an explosion of color and character.She is dynamic and versatile,while she points out that a lot what we read transforms in our work. Fascinated by history as it informs the present, as well as the present that informs the future. History is an ongoing process.
Broken Alice –II
She painted a menstruating Alice and also showed the brutality and blast of violence, which occurred in a few decades, such events are an eye opener. They effect the life of people. For her masculinity and femininity are abstract terms, both are present in a human being and it depends on the situation which side operates. She uses a versatile medium Mylar, on which can be painted 3-4 layers of pigment which can be photocopied as well as looped it as an archival potent.
Thus she gives a new meaning and dimension to her thoughts in her works broken Alice –II, from where the intestines of Alice sprouts out, a worn down version of Alice, the colors are explosive and she tried to break the image of Alice to being distorted and distressed. She works on the suffering women have dealt with and are feeling and facing. Thus ,gives a new experience.