"A Silent Theatre"
Uma Damle is a photographer and filmmaker based in Zürich. Born and raised in Delhi, she discovered her love for making images while studying at NIFT and went on to study photography at London College of Fashion. With nostalgia and longing as the driving forces behind her work, she naturally gravitates towards the past and finds herself greatly moved by classical music and the works of Raphael, Vermeer, Rembrandt and countless other Old Masters. Within this aesthetic, she likes playing around with anachronism by bringing in modern objects, food and costume into painterly images or portraying subjects of non-European heritage to subvert and surprise. Striking a fine balance between photography and painting, history and modernity, and the everyday and the epic is her ultimate quest. Uma’s work has been exhibited in group as well as solo shows in New York, Paris, London and Chennai.