Adivasi face shines in Shikha Ojha’s art display
There’s something about their eyes,which speak even when they are closed. Artist Shikha Ojha,exhibition of whose paintings opened at Lal Baradari premises of the UP State Lalit Kala Akademi on Friday,feels she saw the most expressive eyes when she camped with Advasi populace of Bastar,Madhya Pradesh.
The Gorakhpur native,who graduated from Arts College,Lucknow University,says she has been fascinated since her early days by the feminine figure and that has been subject of most of her work.
Displayed in the gallery as part of the show titled ‘Experiences’ are mostly portraits.
Some of the frames are self-portrait,in which she has incorporated her features along with tribal faces. Some of the paintings are Buddha forms.
A bright spot of the exhibition lies on the floora rangoli collage made with abeer,gulaal and semolina. “This is also inspired by the Adivasi culture. It captures their dance forms,art and everyday life.”