Celebrating facets of womanhood

Celebrating facets of womanhood

Female artists

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, 17 upcoming and eminent female artists from across the country showcased their artworks at the exhibition titled ‘Swabhimaan’. Held at Hudco Art Gallery, the five-day exhibition celebrated the different facets of womanhood. Curated by Gaurav Mangala and Manmeet walia, the show displayed works ranging from sculptures to painting to photography.

Walia, who is also one of the participating artists, tried to express the mental dilemma and nervousness of a bride through her Shringar series, oil on canvas.  She said, “My work predicts the emotions and expressions of a bride’s dilemma and confusion. It’s that new life towards which she is taking a big step to but is oblivious and anxious. The jewellery symbolises a beautified version of clutches.”

Shanthi Vatsthala’s paintings are based on nature.

Her artwork titled ‘Ardhanarieswar’ depicts the mood of Lord Shiva and goddess Ganga when she descended on earth.

She said, “This painting portrays the ultimate place in  Himalayas were one can get peace and tranquility. Each of my paintings is a representation of powerful positive vibrations blended with spiritualism.”

Sculptures by Anupma Manav were called ‘Yod Nidra’. Her pieces depicted the third eye of women that opens only during meditation. The works had many protuberances that represent the creative thoughts coming out of the imaginary eyes. Manav said, “Our society is full of fluctuation and instability which reflect on us. Through meditation, one can try to keep the mind peaceful and satisfactory. Also, meditation is the only way a person can realise his or her full potential. All my artworks show the power of meditation.”

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