What A Wonderful World - show by Bharati Pitre
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Bharati Pitre has created a wonderful world with her sculptures in Paper Mache. What brings out expressions on the face are not the eyes – the eyes are only finally indicated – but the month. The torso is huge – everything about the figure is huge. There are no thin man and women in Bharati's sculptures.
Bharati Pitre has excellent imaginative and visualising powers. About her show which is at the Jehangir Art Gallery she explains her perceptions: “Everything around us has a story to tell and that is exactly what I try to do with my work. A humble tribute to the wonderful life that we are fortunate to witness. The show is about the expansion of my journey celebrating the little Zen moments that I have sensed everyday. For me, they offer a deeper understanding of our existence...”
Paper Mache has been used by rural and tribal artisans – for generations. The process involves mixing paper pulp with natural bindus to form the medium which is then dried in sunlight. This completely organic and robust material caught the artist's fancy some 12 years ago.
“I prefer my work to speak for itself. I finally believe that no matter what life throws at you, there is always something worth smiling for”.
The exhibition will be at Jehangir Art Gallery till date Dec 31. Contact: 9325524791.