An art show to empower underprivileged girls, women

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016,12:47 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi |An art exhibition titled ‘Shakti,’ scheduled to open here on April 29, aims to empower girls and women hailing from underprivileged backgrounds. Part of the proceeds from the sale at the show which will exhibit the artworks, both figurative and abstract, of Delhi-based artist Mrinmoy Barua, is set to go towards the education of women and girls from urban-poor backgrounds in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

The artist has collaborated with the Delhi chapter of ‘Save the Children’ in order to empower and encourage them to lead a life of dignity and meet the challenges of their everyday lives. The subject of Barua’s paintings for the event remains a woman but her forms are varied. He paints the women in their various hues and moods, portraying them as infinite, determined and passionate.

With his courful strokes, he puts her vitality, energy and fluidity, on the canvas. Barua depicts his women without any definite form, refusing to essentialise or limit them, depicting them as flying, gliding or moving, in the absence of any definite space or time, lending them more power and force.

One of the most important aspects of my work is depicting women empowerment. I’m extremely happy to be associated with this cause and feel with this collaboration with ‘Save the Children’, my talent will be used in the right direction, the artist says. The NGO ‘Save The Children’ has been working against the exploitation of women and children for the last 28 years.

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