Metamorphosis of power

Art Exhibition

The Triveni Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Rubkirat Vohra, an architect and mother who has emerged into the spotlight as an artist too with her recent works that encapsulate the dichotomy of the human mind, in an articulate and seamless fashion.

Her works elucidate the philosophical bend that arises from an awareness of resignation, reconciliation and resilience of the mind as well as the soul. Vohra displays a strong communiqué by using architectural ‘spaces’, mechanical tools and shadowy and headless figures who act as protagonists with graceful élan.

Standing before her works, the viewer might get a feeling of a workshop like aura where “inner work” is in process, vibrating with the fundamental philosophical meditations and mediations.

As an artist it shows her effort to deal with the theatre of life and all that it encompasses. There is an intense silence resonating from her works. Yet, they speak volumes. Most of her works showcase a seeker in close proximity to its solution.

She leaves it to the viewer to join the dots and subsequently complete the story that she is trying to convey. Vohra’s works, in general celebrate this metamorphosis of organic human beings into full-blown individuals.

The communication that takes place through the act of touching is not only spiritual but also carries an erotic charge. Without the use of any suggestive metaphors of eroticism, Vohra brings to the fore the emotions that form a whirlwind around human intimacy and highlight the need for regenerating experiences in life.

One might also be compelled to feel that her works depict life as a workshop or a studio where a novice individual might enter with a shroud of trepidation. It is all about shedding that skin to emerge on the other side, a stronger soul than yesterday and a wiser mind for tomorrow.

Certain mechanical tools appear in her works, giving away the faint suggestion that everything has a need to be fixed at some point in time. However, life is not just about damage and repair. Self absorption plays a pivotal role in the moulding of individuals.

When asked if there was any particular inspiration for her these set of works, Vohra told Metrolife, “There is no particular theme or subject. It started with me penning down all the thoughts and emotions that I encountered in the past two years. I just tried to put my thoughts and feelings onto paper and from there the sketches would emerge, later transforming into the compositions that are now there on canvas.

There is a story behind everything. And if my works can make the viewers think and reason with themselves, it feels better than anyone telling me that I have painted a pretty picture”.

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