Systematic Citizen (Series)
Riyas Komu’s “Systematic Citizen” creating a thought-provoking narrative inspired by the pressing issues of our times, such as social conflicts, political movements, and migration. The totemic figures, deliberately disassembled to form pillar-like structures, represent displacement, with a focus on the disenfranchised youth. Disconnected from their cultural roots, they symbolize the poignant dislocation experienced by many. Komu’s art carries a profound political symbolism, urging viewers to engage in critical self-reflection. This piece serves as a mirror to society’s paradoxes, where wealth and poverty coexist in urban landscapes. “Systematic Citizen” encapsulates both hope and despair in our ever-evolving world, amplifying the voices of the unheard, making it a compelling addition to Komu’s remarkable body of work.
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RMBP II Chennai, MGR Main Rd, Thiruvengadam Nagar, Perungudi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096