Mandali: India and the World | Charuka Arora
Tue, 09/08/2020 - 2:58pm
When: September 8, 2020
Contributing artist Charuka Arora discusses her work and the affect of Covid-19 from her studio in New Dehli, India.
This exhibit is in partnership with the Rasa Festival and Akshara.
Born and brought up in a small town (Agra, India). I was very early in my life introduced to the concept of female identity and a miss of it. Hence, my works are a symphony of an urban woman’s (often myself) quest for her identity and the emotional and psychological impact of it on her life.
I create mosaics and compositions journaling these thoughts especially in context to contemporary issues like gender, sexuality, and environment that play a predominant role in the shaping of the women of today and tomorrow. To further my practice, I am also keen on exploring these issues with a common thread that runs through different cultures, geography, and religions, as well as its impact on women across the globe.
I adorn my works with ornaments and embellishments. They have become an important part of my process.
My painting and collage works explore these concepts while featuring a play of nature itself and narrating its voice. Each piece can be seen as a scene that invites the viewer to stitch together their own narratives, drawing on personal experience and generating their own meanings. I've created a body of work that is visually linked to the shaping of our future through an often missing voice - the voice of a woman.