Gogi Saroj Pal's Feminist Lens

29 April 2024

Gogi Saroj Pal was born in India on October 3, 1945, and has left a significant artistic legacy in the area of gouache, oil painting, pottery, and weaving, all of which she used to explore the feminine situation.

Gogi Saroj Pal artworks from her early career were realistic, but as time progressed, she transitioned to simpler, more stylised paintings that carried a fantastical element.

Gogi Saroj Pal paintings, marked by a transition from realism to stylised paintings, often depicted women in various states – feminine, sensuous, coquettish, yet also bovine, obdurate, and slovenly.

The nudity in her feminine figures sparked debates about its connection to the country’s spiritual tradition or her rebellious spirit. Gogi Saroj Pal explored how myth influences and reflects society.

From early series like ‘Being a Woman’ to more recent ones like ‘Kamdhenu’ and ‘Dancing Horse,’ Gogi Saroj Pal artwork tackles societal challenges and highlightes the resilience of women.