Urmila’s present body of works in the exhibition titled ‘Closer’ is the artist’s investigation into life from an intimate level. From merely looking at nature and life from a close range, the artist moves further into observing life from a microscopic level. This body of work which had its beginning a little before the pandemic started taking shape during the lockdown time, created an opportunity for Urmila to observe her surroundings at a much closer range.
Closer is a way the artist investigates the connections that various life forms hold. Her concerns are about the loss of the interconnectedness of life’s forces and the dire consequences that may arise as a result. Urmila’s works are her attempts at re-establishing these connections through her artistic works.