Depiction of art and women
Hyderabad Art Society is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee in association with Telangana Tourism and Department of Culture Department. As part of festival ‘International Women Camp’ is being conducted till November 8.
Hyderabad Art Society is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee in association with Telangana Tourism and Department of Culture Department. As part of festival ‘International Women Camp’ is being conducted till November 8. In this camp 18 artists from Australia, France, Japan and India including Anjani Reddy, Arpita Reddy, Kanchan Chander, Shampa Sirkar Das, Sonam Chaprana, Vineeta Nishanth, Naini Aurora and Beatrice De Fays participated.
Artist Vineeta Nishanth, who is from New Delhi says, “My work engages with representation of women in Indian art, femininity, violence against women and I also want to explore women identity. It is often claimed that intense pain cannot be processed and that it escapes language. I see the presence of women as a dynamically shaping, rather than a passive and condition.” “Violence is a reality of a woman’s life that she alone experiences, suffers and endures. No amount of words can explain the pain and terror it causes because it is an experience that is personal.” She concludes.
“My theme is ‘The beauty of soul’ - the series that came from the women of acid victims. Acid attack doesn’t mean the end of life. I wanted to show how these victims have been fighting with their life, trying to recover, earn money and rehabilitate. My work has evolved as an individual and various aspirations, relationships, and inner manifestation of their role in society,” she stated Artist from Hyderabad Anjani Reddy talks about her work and says, “The subject matter of my paintings is either nostalgic or from imagination based on dreams, fantasies beautiful experiences of growing up and surroundings etc.
I enjoy creating beautiful compositions that transport the viewer into my world, with graceful female figures set amongst their natural environment, colourful, dressed in traditional attire, leisurely engaged in day to day activities, or participating in numerous rituals and festive celebrations that take place round the year.” Shampa Sirkar Das shares, “I am doing series on ‘Panchatantra’ the five elements of nature. I am including everything Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, and Aakash in one form.
The five elements that constitute the whole universe, also constitute the body or anything on this planet. I am essentially working on these five elements of nature and jal happens to be the one of the important element of our society, I feel that even women are an important part of society. She plays different roles like mother, daughter or wife, it means she fits into every phase that is given to her, like the jal that will fill into an empty vessel.”
By Heena Misra