In an urban space, the demographic of ‘working women’ also display unseen hierarchies and class divides. Artist Sneha Varhadi uncovers hard truths and triumphs about the disadvantaged women in the most unorthodox ways in the most unexpected of places, the Mumbai local trains, observes Sushma Sabnis
Artist Nayana Melinamani digs deeper at the roots of culture and finds comfort in the simple activity of quilt making. She paints the social, political, and economical essence of this unifying craft which becomes the main vocabulary of her works.. observes Sushma Sabnis.
Young artist Bhartti Verma’s works hold the enigma of a portal which leads into an altered reality, a parallel universe within the landscape of the mundane. Anchoring those new found realms with her presence in her photo realistic works, she presents subtle imageries of an urban life, made bearable by virtue of a changed perspective.. observes Sushma Sabnis
For young artist Dr Minal Rajurkar, the world is more like a dystopian zoo, overflowing with animalistic hybrids wearing expensive cloaks of culture and sophistication. In her works on display at the Hirji gallery, Mumbai, she unmasks these impostors with sharp blades of satire and dark humour.. observes Sushma Sabnis.
Artist Venugopal VG through his works offers perspectives and critiques a mercurial system that grows at a rapid pace, flagging out issues, while surviving within this mutating organism, observes Sushma Sabnis
Artist Avinash Karn, in his determined way sets out to repair the tear in the fabric of culture with the kachni-bharni of Madhubani art, while allowing the artist within himself to create contemporary visual languages of fusion, observes Sushma Sabnis.
Artist Shrinivas Mehetre watches the dizzily spinning wheels of progress and attempts to refocus on a few environmental issues closer to home through his print works, writes Sushma Sabnis