Can a modern society be defined by traditional values? Are new generations supposed to inherit the traditions and customs of the previous ones, or are we expected to reflect, select and challenge ideas that bound and limit us?
I am an artist, an educated woman with reason, intelligence and logic. I choose this theme for the MY ART, gave me the space needed to use my art to address social structures that lost their value in a modern India, a player in the international scene. How can we still accept boundaries limiting women to a status lesser than men? They not only suffocate the potential of women but also our national potential to excel as the largest democracy in the world.
My art examine, challenge and break personal boundaries and societal barriers that confine women and rob them from their full potential. Can we discern how our life is locked by so many traditions and habits? Are you aware of the thoughts that lock your life into a role that rob you from your freedom? Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” If society is to change, we must start by changing our thoughts, habits and ways of thinking.
Locks and keyholes are my symbols and metaphors for imprisonment and freedom.Locksare used to protect precious things and personal spaces but also to take freedoms away. Claiming to know what’s best for people, society enchains us with hand-me-down customs that have lost their meaning and value. In my art, as in my life, I challenge and break boundaries.
I care about, liberated me from fears of being judged, and gave my art the voice to present issues affecting all of us. I have done my BFA in Art Education from Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. Currently I am living and studing MFA in New Delhi.