SheThePeople.TV in collaboration with Anupa Mehta Arts and Advisory held an art exhibit last week that celebrated five upcoming artists. The show had a wide variety of art from video installations to photography, to illustration, and mobile art, and saw many visitors from college students to veteran artists come visit over the course of the five days that the exhibition was on.
Here are some of the highlights from the event:
Artist Tara Anand speaks about the inspiration behind her artwork. The art is about a world which is completely destroyed, until nature eventually restores it.
Suruchi Choksi with her video installation, Unbelong. Choksi says that the idea behind her work was to understand our need to possess, especially in a world which is so obsessed with acquiring material positions or even relationships. And what happens when we acquire is that we stop valuing what we have, and we never let our relationship with that thing or person reach its fruition. That’s why she coined the word Unbelong. The videos take their inspiration from Indian mythology and religion. Her videos take inspiration from Durga, from Bakri Id, and the Indian wedding rituals. The red in the picture below stands for the nuptial bed.
Priyanka Paul’s illustrations were a big hit.
In her re-imagined goddess series, she talks about how Modern Goddesses Isis, Eve, Kali, Amaterasu and Hera battle sexism as they reclaim themselves. Kali is a badass feminist brown girl. She loves tattoos and piercings and is an absolute rebel just like her mythological version. She is an activist against misogyny and quite literally ‘slays’ the patriarchy, says Priyanka.
Sarika Bajaj’s beautiful installation made out of pigeon and crow feathers added another dimension to the gallery.
And Devika Swarup’s work, which is inspired by the Japanese Wabi Sabi style. She has been influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi, which suggests that all things are impermanent, imperfect, and incomplete. Everything is in a constant state of becoming and dissolving, she says, and these ideas form the heart of her work.
We were proud to be a part of this effort and hope to showcase even more artists on our platform.