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3 feminist artist voices, and a watercolour whiz

Richa Aarya: A remarkable voice for women bound in regression Rustic roots in the small Haryana village of Samalkha provide identity and purpose to the creations of powerhouse young artist Richa Aarya, who gives a voice to the struggles of women in regressive environments. Her art gathers heft from lived experiences, and its impact is...

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From the innocence of childhood to futuristic surveillance art

Jigna Gaudana: Innocence of childhood finds depiction Jigna Gaudana is frank that her childhood memories reflect in her pieces, speaking about emotions like loss, contemplation, anxiety, desire, and more, usually depicted in the lap (sometimes literally) of nature. However, on a deeper note, she adds that the images are also a symbolic reflection of her...

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Decay, struggle, abstraction and evolution from this week’s artists

Tribhuvan Kumar: Human learnings born from nature’s wisdom Themes that dominate the soul of Tribhuvan Kumar’s artwork, executed often via the medium of etching and wood, include human subjects like the families of labourers, as well as elements of nature like flora and fauna. The representation of the human body often morphs into a part...

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Myriad urban tales, some natural inspiration

Charudatt Pande: Portraits of unforgiving detail Migration has been a prominent theme in artworks churned out by young Pune-based artist Charudatt Pande. He professes that his earlier works reflected some stereotypes of diversity — but later in his artistic trajectory, Charudatt adds, he delved deeper into the mundane observations of urban life, and began telling...

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Artists of The Week: From soil to sea, with cityscapes in between

Avijit Dutta: Staying rooted to earth The objects we interact with make revelations about our existence, believe Avijit Dutta, who chronicles these mundane things and their connection to the surroundings in often stark frames. Using mixed media on paper, the artist says he likes to put a layer of soil or mud in his pieces,...

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Artists of the week: Chasing reality in varied ways

Anju Paliwal harnesses inspiration from spiritual pursuits into her meticulously created stoneware ceramic, plate and inch stoneware forms. The     human body, she believes, is a sacred space and a creation in which the divine exists, which is a prominent forethought though the shapes that have come into being in her artwork. Created with...