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Celebrating harmony: Anuradha Kabra

Celebrating harmony: Anuradha Kabra
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Anuradha Kabra, a visual artist from Singapore is showcasing her works at Kalakriti Art Gallery in Hyderabad. She uses pen and pencil with...

Anuradha Kabra, a visual artist from Singapore is showcasing her works at Kalakriti Art Gallery in Hyderabad. She uses pen and pencil with watercolours to create stunning works. Originally from Jodhpur (India), Anuradha Kabra has made Singapore her home since the past decade. Her informal education in art & music started from a very young age from her mother, Kamla Kabra and father, Brijbhushan Kabra both well-known artists.

Her love for the vibrancy of Van Gogh’s work and the precision of Escher led to her evolving her own unique style of blending pencil with vibrant water-colors and chalk pastels on paper. She wanted to give a deeper spiritual meaning to her creations and this gave rise to artwork depicting the harmony, balance & duality in nature. Growing up under the influence of the famous Zoologist, Reuben David, had intrigued her with the life of animals and how they inhabit and are so integral to our lives. She says, “My love for animals influenced and still continues to influence the artistic ventures.”

Her current works explore the synthesis of culture with faiths and beliefs, for which she takes into account the inspiration the influx of people from different cultures, has had on her. She states - I realized that India was not the only country with a rich history, mythology and colourful traditions and I started exploring the roots of other cultures. I was so excited with every new experience and wanted to put it together as a celebration of us as a human race. In-spite of geographically so far apart, there is a common thread which binds and connects us all together, which is absolutely divine.

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