VOCABULARIES Exhibition- Art Positive

VOCABULARIES

This exhibition features the works of three young women artists whose artistic vocabularies stand apart due to their use of unusual material and the process of “making”, which is an important, almost meditative process.

 

Material –

 

Sarika uses found feathers, fabric and shells to create ephemeral art works that build on ceremonial and ritual ideas. Her works are often a comment on ecological concerns.  Shaila on the other hand, creates larger than life sculptures of mundane objects of daily use such as safety pins and hairbrushes from fabrics and fiberglass. Kruti Thakker is an exceptionally diligent artist who uses patchwork and embroidery as a medium. 

 

Process –

 

Sarika’s work often includes channeling of the organic. The act of collecting discarded feathers, for her is a huge part of the entire process; the feathers are then subject to a series of arrangement and rearrangement. In this series, naturally discarded feathers are meticulously applied in layers to create a distinct visual impact. Transformed and rearranged, the feathers evoke new life.

 

 Shaila’s visual language is very spatial in nature. Ordinary, mundane objects used by women in their daily life are molded, shaped and blown out of proportion to perform. The objects are then twisted and turned into unruly forms that are now outright critiques to the notions of beauty and societal standards of beauty set for women. This process of twisting and turning symbolizes the rejection of the norms and standards, and is almost cathartic for the artist. The process invites the artist to liberate and heal.

 

Kruti on the other hand has a very meticulous and painstaking approach to her artworks. Her canvases are like windows to a natural phenomenon evolving and sprouting in time. Her works are like imagined memories she has of living and non-living things – nature, animals, birds, buildings and window sills, who are fighting for survival as well as adjusting with each other.

This imagined memory is then imbued with life force by the artist with her use of embroidery. Each thread is painstakingly sown into the canvas with extreme detail and precision.

 

 

 

Curator's Note

 This exhibition features the works of three young women artists whose artistic vocabularies stand apart due to their use of unusual material. For all three the process of "making"​is an important, almost meditative process.

Sarika Bajaj uses found feathers, fabric and shells to create ephemeral art works that build on ceremonial and ritual ideas. Her works are often a comment on ecological concerns. 

 

Shaila Nambiar creates larger than life sculptures of mundane objects of daily use

​such as safety pins and hairbrushes from fabrics and fibreglass. 

 

Her work critiques existing notions of beauty through intimate drawings and sculpted objects.

Kruti Thakker is an exceptionally diligent artist who uses patchwork and embroidery as a medium. 

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Kruti thaker

3 ARTWORKS

Sarika bajaj

4 ARTWORKS

Shaila nambiar

8 ARTWORKS

  Print Media


  • The Hindu

  • The Asian Age


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