The subject of mask is traditional yet contemporary. Traditionally mask is used on the face for protection or for performance or entertainment. The concept and outer shape of mask changes according to its functions.
One of its use in the contemporary context is for protection from pollution. I have used this contemporary approach about the mask in my paintings. I have shown women with scarves as mask. This type of mask can be seen easily in the city life of Pune. One can gauge the person or the emotions behind these masks through eyes. One can see various expressions of eyes in such type of masks. I have tried to capture some of them.