|Untitled_Acrylic on Canvas_18" x 18"|
Saturday, May 21, 2016
On view at Pradarshak: Debut Solo Exhibition by Deepa Hekre
23rd May – 4th June 2016: Pradarshak presents Debut Solo Exhibition of Paintings by Deepa Hekre
Cognizant of the innate qualities of a woman, artist Deepa Hekre finds her solace in depicting the woman at the core of all else around her. This debutante artist from Nashik draws strength from patience, perseverance, persistence and the evergreen vigour of womanhood that transcends all worldly pleasures and problems alike.
Brandishing the brush and roller, her canvases come alive in one series after another, each work anointed by the glow of primary colours, portraying the woman in all her glory. In this, her debut solo outing, Deepa focuses on inner peace that is the secret of a serene visage.
While the larger part of the canvas is devoted to the expressive facial contours, the remaining is oft anointed with the lotus flower as a symbol of peace. Deepa draws from everything beautiful in nature and is quick to point out that the colour brown and its many hues are perhaps the only colours that she consciously keeps away from.
Vibrancy is introduced via primary colours as the paintings depict fluidity and textural nuances, augmented by an innate piousness that candidly comes through in each of her works.