Life of dreams
‘Laadli’, a series of paintings by Rangoli Garg depict the various moods, feelings, emotions and aspirations of the life of a young Indian lady, \'Laadli\'.
‘Laadli’, a series of paintings by Rangoli Garg depict the various moods, feelings, emotions and aspirations of the life of a young Indian lady, 'Laadli'.
Speaking about her work, Rangoli Garg says, “Laadli is a shy, attractive, doe-eyed Indian girl who dreams of an era of completeness for herself. She plays and hides in her beautiful home and her potentials wait to be fully sought.
I am mesmerised by the Indian marvel Taj Mahal and it therefore sets the background of my works. Most of my paintings have arches, pillars, doors and motifs which look like Laadli's home and are inspired from the Taj Mahal. She lurks behind the pillars and doors as her shyness ornaments her entire existence.”
Rangoli has her own distinct style of working in acrylics and her canvasses play with subtle and bright hues. “Each painting has a story to narrate and dialogues with you like an Indian tale. I have my own distinctive style of working with acrylic on canvas,” shares Rangoli.
As to why she selected this name, Rangoli says, “As the name signifies, ‘Laadli’ is a favourite member of each Indian family but still her dreams are captured in the responsibilities of her home and she waits to step out, on her path of glory. She has a dream away from her home, which she wants to realise and fulfill.”
Thus the transition between her actual life and the life of her dreams, which show a plethora of emotions on her beautiful but expectant face, are depicted through her current works.
“The message is to accept and encourage Indian girls towards their dreams where they would be working towards increasing their inner courage, self-respect and confidence. I am showing my ‘Laadli’ series in three solo shows; in Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi,” concludes Rangoli.
From: June 3
Time: 7.30 pm
At: Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad