Rianne Karra

Rianne uses a range of techniques including collage, digital manipulation and textiles to explore her British-Indian cultural heritage. By specifically using her personal archive, experiences and mother’s childhood memories in India to inspire her work. Her practice highlights how it is important in British society today to not only celebrate cultural difference but also to allow other narratives to be told and shared. Through involving her peers in Indian food cooking classes alongside her mother, as a way of celebrating cultural
exchange. Her current work uses fabrics to communicate her personal relationship between East and West. Using what are considered western fabrics like denim and also using cotton, a material with rich history between Britain and India; to apply processes onto them, including: screen printing, digital embroidery, dye sublimation, and home dyeing etc, as a way to talk about Indian narratives.